This management discipline provides ways of viewing the world as a whole and using these perspectives to find leverage points for fundamental change. By using causal-loop diagrams and systems archetypes, participants will discover how the language tools of systems thinking can dramatically improve their understanding of the ways in which their organization's performance is tied to its internal structure and operating policies, as well as its customers, competitors, and suppliers.

With Systems Thinking, participants will learn how to improve their ability to think systematically and anticipate the unintended consequences of policy changes in a dynamic organization.

Target Participants

Senior Executives Functional Area Managers Planners and Strategists

Content

  • Systems Thinking and the learning organization
  • Reinforcing and balancing loops as building blocks of dynamic systems
  • Seeing interrelationships using causal loop diagrams
  • Using systems archetypes as templates for Systems Thinking