what it takes to think deeply about complex problems
What is this resource? Systems thinking is not just about methods and tools, it also incorporates and relies upon a personal capacity to think deeply about complex problems.
Why is it worthwhile? Part of what makes complex problems so ‘wicked’ is that they are dynamic and unpredictable, so that solutions that may work reliably for simple or even complicated problems are not enough. In these situations, we need to think differently about the nature of the problem in order to improve decision making.
Who is it useful for? This resource is written for a general audience and may be valuable to those who are interested in exploring their own mental model and developing their personal ability to make sense of systems through regular practice.