Systems Thinking

Peter Sen­ge, a lead­ing researcher in the fields of sys­tems think­ing and orga­ni­za­tion­al learn­ing, defines sys­tems think­ing as both a think­ing skill and a lan­guage for under­stand­ing and work­ing with com­plex­i­ty. When you under­stand the com­plex­i­ty of a sit­u­a­tion, you are bet­ter able to think and act in ways that pro­duce desired results, with­out caus­ing harm­ful side effects. In this course, you will learn an approach to sys­tems think­ing that has been test­ed in a num­ber of orga­ni­za­tions and sit­u­a­tions, and has enhanced orga­ni­za­tion­al learn­ing. Apply the sys­tems-think­ing method and com­pre­hen­sive Sys­tems Think­ing Guide to real sit­u­a­tions that you face in the work­place. Learn how to use sys­tems think­ing as a method and tool for man­ag­ing change solv­ing com­plex prob­lems, an cre­at­ing indi­vid­ual and team learn­ing and a con­sult­ing tool.
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