System thinking is not a new discipline – throughout time it has been widely discussed. However it is still an interesting way of thinking – especially in the field of management but definitely also in front-end innovation. The whole idea about system thinking is a holistic approach to analysis, whereby everything is considered as part of a larger system. It is a way of understanding structures, forces and connections that shape the behaviour of systems, which obviously can be a great source for development and improvement. System thinking has been applied in many research areas – medical, environmental, political, economic etc. – and you might be able to benefit from key elements of this way of thinking as well!
But how so? The first thing that pops into mind is the question of the combination of the two words “system” and “innovation”. Could and should those worlds be connected?
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