As machine age problems have given way to systems age messes, the underlying complexity associated with understanding these situations has increased exponentially. Accordingly, the methods we use to address these situations must evolve as well. This course will introduce students to a method for thinking holistically about problems and messes conceptually founded in systems theory. This paradigm, known as systemic thinking, will be contrasted with traditional systematic thinking, and practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach will be provided. This paradigm will increase the student’s ability to make rational decisions in complex environments.
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Linda Vahala • Ph: 757-683-4968 • firstname.lastname@example.org