Monday, January 22, 2018
Wahl on systems thinking
An excerpt from his book Designing Regenerative Cultures can be found here. A whole system "is less a thing than a pattern of relationships and interactions--a pattern of organization of constituting elements." In defining something as a system we have to create boundaries between that system and its environment, but we need to keep in mind that its a boundary we created and that such boundaries connect as well as separate. Systems thinking also requires cross-disciplinary syntegration of data from specialists in their more narrowly focused paradigms.