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Unformatted text preview: Thinking Traditional Thinking vs. Systems Thinking Traditional thinking • Parts • Objects • Events • Isolation • Specificity • Statics • Simplicity Systems thinking • Wholes • Relationships • Structures • Interdependence • Generality • Dynamics • Complexity 4 18/02/2013 Traditional Thinking vs. Systems Thinking • The approach of systems thinking is fundamentally different from that of traditional forms of analysis. • Traditional analysis focuses on separating the individual pieces of what is being studied. • Systems thinking, in contrast, focuses on how the thing being studied interacts with the other constituents of the system – a set of elements that interact to produce behaviour – of which it is a part. Traditional Thinking vs. Systems Thinking • Instead of isolating smaller and smaller parts of the system being studied, systems thinking works by expanding its view to take into account larger and larger numbers of interactions as an i...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2013 for the course COMM 331 taught by Professor Stephnanie during the Three '13 term at University of Wollongong, Australia.

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