SYSTEMS THINKINGFOR THE REST OF US@TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEtobias.fors@citerus.seWith inspiration from Ackoff,Wei...
timeenergySYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEEnergy,enthusiasm,training andpeptalks’It ...
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEThe problemof …Let’s Doodle
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE‣ Other people: involved, affecting and/or affected ...
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEDiscuss with your partner (5 mins]To what degree do ...
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UnseenstructuresStrangebehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEI promised tocreate a...
VisiblestructuresUnderstoodbehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEPrio numberone no...
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEA conscious wayof thinkingabout thestructuresaffecti...
ThinkingSystemsBehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEThe way wethink …… causes us ...
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SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEDiscuss with your partner (5 mins]Which interactions...
Try to see moreof the systemBuild yourunderstandingof the systemTweak thesystem, not justthe partsSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE...
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Systems Thinking For the Rest of Us - Tobias Fors - Let's Test 2013

  1. 1. SYSTEMS THINKINGFOR THE REST OF US@TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEtobias.fors@citerus.seWith inspiration from Ackoff,Weinberg, Checkland
  2. 2. timeenergySYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEEnergy,enthusiasm,training andpeptalks’It kind ofpetered out’
  3. 3. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEThe problemof …Let’s Doodle
  4. 4. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE‣ Other people: involved, affecting and/or affected by the situation‣ Tools, platforms and other resources that are involved‣ Visualize relations, interactions, flow of information‣ Visualize problems and pains‣ Visualize strengths and joys‣ Add what’s missing to complete the picture‣ (It may be the thing you always forget to include when you think about this situation)Let’s call this ”Org doodling’Let’s Doodle
  5. 5. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEDiscuss with your partner (5 mins]To what degree do the people in yourpicture agree on what the problem is?What can you say about what’scausing the problem, and what’scausing it to stick?
  6. 6. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE
  7. 7. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE
  8. 8. UnseenstructuresStrangebehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEI promised tocreate a testingdashboard, but it’sgonna have towaittidenergi
  9. 9. VisiblestructuresUnderstoodbehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEPrio numberone now, is towork on thebacklog.Tight deadline= no slack
  10. 10. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEA conscious wayof thinkingabout thestructuresaffecting usSystemsthinkingVisiblestructuresThinking aboutstructuresUnderstoodbehavior
  11. 11. ThinkingSystemsBehaviorSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEThe way wethink …… causes us tocreate certainstructures …… that has acertain kind ofinfluence on us
  12. 12. 1300 1600 1900Age of machinesAge ofsystemsSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEMiddle Ages Renaissance
  13. 13. EnvironmentSystemPartPartPartPartPartSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE
  14. 14. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SESYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEThe performance of a system isnot the sum of its parts, it isthe product of their interactions.The essentialparts
  15. 15. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SESYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEImproving the parts individually doesoften not lead to an improvement ofthe whole
  16. 16. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SESYSTEMTÄNKANDE FÖR OSS ANDRA @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEWe need to focus on theinteractions (not just the actions)of the parts of the system.
  17. 17. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEDiscuss with your partner (5 mins]Which interactions might hold the keyto ”unsticking” your problem?What new questions or insights aboutyour ”mess” do you have now?
  18. 18. Try to see moreof the systemBuild yourunderstandingof the systemTweak thesystem, not justthe partsSYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SEIt should be easierto do what’s rightStart simple, but involve morepeople: Draw, doodle, thinktogetherWhy are we getting theresults we’re getting?
  19. 19. SYSTEMS THINKING FOR THE REST OF US @TOFO | CITERUS.SE | TOBIASFORS.SE”It’s not so much about systems, buthow to use yourself in the system”– Edie Seashore@TOFOCITERUS.SETOBIASFORS.SEWant to learn more? Read something by Russell Ackoff or Gerald M. (Jerry) Weinberg

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