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Why is Systems Thinking Important?

Strategy in Complexity: Intro to Systems Thinking • 5m 49s

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    What are the differences between the individual elements and their behaviors inside the system? How do those differences affect system overall?

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    What are the results of our attempts to change a system? Sometimes the results are very quick and direct, and closely match what we wanted to accomplish. But sometimes the results are very surprising. "Unintended consequences" and feedback loops are both fixtures in complex systems.