Page_4 - Page 4 only two elements It was felt that more complex situations where there were many joined elements

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
page_4 next page > Page 4 only two elements. It was felt that more complex situations, where there were many joined elements, could always be broken down and looked at in terms of pairs. From the systems point of view, however, any situation that could be so analysed would not be deemed "complex". The systems perspective recognises multifarious interactions between all the elements making up a complex situation. A related change overtook the idea of "system". In mechanistic thinking a "system" is an aggregate of parts in which the whole is equal to the sum of the parts. In systems thinking, a "system" is a complex and highly interlinked network of parts exhibiting synergistic propertiesthe whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For example, it would be argued, by systems thinkers, that a human being, let us say you, as a walking, talking, conscious organism, must be evidently more than the sum of the parts of which you are comprised. If this were not so then you could
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

Page1 / 3

Page_4 - Page 4 only two elements It was felt that more complex situations where there were many joined elements

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online