Systemic Thinking: Building Maps for Worlds of Systems
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved
Editor(s): John Boardman, Brian Sauser
Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
Print ISBN: 9781118376461
Online ISBN: 9781118721216
About this Book
"Systemic thinking" is the process of understanding how systems influence one another within a world of systems and has been defined as an approach to problem solving by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event.
This book provides a complete overview of systemic thinking, exploring a framework and graphical technique for understanding and identifying new ways to more efficiently solve problems and create solutions. Demystifying the conjunction of systems concepts and systemic diagramming techniques, this comprehensive pocket guide introduces and explains the basis of systemigrams, how to create a systemigram and a SystemiShow, illuminates multiple complex problems, and provides an overview of what purpose they serve for today's industry professionals.
Systemic Thinking: Building Maps for Worlds of Systems:
- Includes illustrative systemigrams and case studies
- Includes the SystemiTool software, developed by the authors
- Provides an overview of systemic thinking, particularly with regard to systemigrams
- Incorporates graphical representations of systemigrams
- Instructs how and when to implement a systemigram when a problem arises
An invaluable book for industry professionals-specifically, technical leaders in industry and business trying to confront complex problems-Systemic Thinking is also ideal for postgraduate students in engineering and business management.