The Conscious Company Glossary

Systems Thinking

A management discipline and way of thinking that focuses on seeing the web of interconnections
that create emerging patterns among parts of a network, organization, or other structure. It’s a perspective concerned with how parts of a whole interact with each other in complex, often surprising ways. The tools of systems thinking include causal loop diagrams, stock and flow diagrams, and simulation models that can help map and explore dynamic complexity. Thinking in systems is one of the skills of conscious leadership and thinking about organizations within systems is an important perspective for conscious business.

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