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Critical Systems Thinking
Critical systems thinking

Figure 2.1

Introduction

In Chapter 1 we explored the impact of new realities and the value tensions they create. We said that dealing with change is difficult because of the loss it implies. We also discussed how new realities are often complex to identify.

In this chapter we discuss systems, systems theory and the importance of having a systems thinking mindset if one wants to recognize new realities and be adaptive. New realities are invariably systemic by nature. They are not isolated incidents that only affect a local or small part of a system. The repercussions of new realities reverberate throughout the system. The ripple effect is often subtle and covert, requiring a systems mindset in order to be seen and understood.

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