IET#SG Presents: System Thinker’s Toolbox

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IET#SG Presents: System Thinker’s Toolbox

Speaker: Professor Joseph Kasser
Date: 30th August 2018
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Hercules Room, Novotel on Stevens, 28, Stevens Road
Nearest MRT: Stevens
Free for All members & Non-members
Registration Link: https://localevents.theiet.org/24dccf

 

Synopsis:

Why you should go beyond systems thinking


You get an advantage over other people who are not systems thinkers. Systems thinkers see things from different perspectives which allow them to identify issues other people cannot. This gives them an advantage.
Traditional systems thinking has focused on functional and operational perspectives of systems as typified by the often seen causal loops. While systems thinking provides an understanding of the situation, holistic thinking goes beyond systems thinking to identify solutions and gives holistic thinkers an ever greater advantage.
This advantage allows the holistic thinker to create innovative solutions while their colleagues are still reacting to problems.
In the past, teaching and learning systems thinking has been difficult and has mainly focused on causal loops. That has now changed. Nine years at NUS spent expanding the concepts originally developed under a grant to Cranfield University from the Leverhulme Trust in 2007 has produced more than 100 conceptual systems thinking tools and ways to use them that have helped many workshop and seminar participants to improve their problem solving-skills by improving their thinking.

This talk will provide a few examples of the tools.
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