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An introduction to systems thinking
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What is a system? A systems is a discernible whole (Dostal, E. Et al) A system is an organised whole (Dostal, E., Et al) A system is anything that has a name (Vickers, 1983) Examples of systems are: a person, a car, a co-op, a company, a country Let’s think of our co-op as the system being referred to for the rest of this presentation
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What is systems thinking? A body of thought that describes the organisation and functioning of systems Systems thinking is based on a very specific view the world: namely that the world is made of systems which relate to and interact with each other, and that each such system is part of one or more larger systems, and in turn consisting of smaller systems or sub-systems. A co-op might have a production department, a marketing department and a finance department, which are sub-systems within the co-op. At the same time, it forms part of an industry, a province, a country, etc. Other terms that are often interchangeably used for this body of thought
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