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Part II: Generating Alternative Ideas > Understanding Systems Thinking

Chapter 9. Understanding Systems Thinking

A special type of thinking helps you understand how purposeful systems function. Systems thinking helps you focus on dynamic wholes and how components interact. Then when problems occur you can change the thinking that caused the problems in the first place. Again, as in the previous sections, the aim is to generate alternatives.

Clearly, systems thinking is helpful to engineers designing manufacturing plants for pharmaceuticals, power generation, or water purification. But some appreciation of systems thinking is helpful to anyone with organizational responsibilities.


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