We are often speaking about changing our society or transformation of our company. But such complex problems always result in a variety of complex decisions to take. As the society, technology and also our economy is changing fast, we need to learn how to tackle these complex system changes in a systematic way.
In my articles I outlined 3 key elements to tackle complex problems with a systems mindset. While this systems thinking approach is not new, it is still not broadly used.
Here I give a quick outline of the involved 3 key principles and how to make use of it
- Get a systems mindset together. That means thinking in a critical but holistic way to understand the reasoning but also the big picture. This is a training process and needs to be repeated. Then share and grow with a community. Especially complex problems need a variety of opinions to commonly grow. And with training you also build your own thinking tool-set which can be used to address further challenges in the future
- Use the right tools to bring together ideas and other key principles. Different toolsets and also brainstorming techniques will enable you to generate the necessary ideas. Get facilitated with such tools and try to start off with some basics.
- Understand the human dynamics. That will enable you to react within your change management in a better way. Involve all beneficiaries, face challenging conversations and also set clear boundaries for the whole group. It is important to have a diversified view on these topics so don’t just include managment in the process. Try to get every necessary stakeholder on board and try to teach them the basics of systems thinking to enable them to be part of the change.
The full article was published on MoreThanDigital.info – Changing Complex Systems – 3 Key Steps for facing complex problems