Systems Thinking, by Riichiro Oda
Systems thinking, the core discipline of “Learning Organizations” as advocated by Peter Senge, helps people to understand the structure that create recurring patterns of failures and low performances and also to reflect one’s own actions or thoughts that play a role within the structure. It also helps actors to see a bigger picture and to catalize deeper conversations on how they can work with others effectively and realize a shared vision.
Our work increasingly requires understanding of complexity in business and social fields. Are you familiar with any of the below patterns?
- As we try to optimize the whole, we are trapped in sub-optimization and even in accidental adversaries.
- We intend to be strategy- and solution-oriented, ending up with a series of reactive quick fixes that makes problems worse and persistent.
- While we strive to be innovative and future-oriented, we find ourselves downloading the same old patterns of thoughts and actions.
Why, despite our best efforts, do we fail to generate outcomes we intended? How can we create the future we want sustainably with limited resources?
This webinar will introduce you to the core ideas of systems thinking and a case of organizational development at a manufacturer. It also invites you to engage in conversations that allow you to see and reflect on your habits of thoughts and action with a system you are a part of in your work and life.
Join us for a free dialog session: https://zoom.us/j/130740219
Riichiro Oda is member of SoL Japan: http://www.soljapan.org/