What is Systems Thinking?

In a phrase, systems thinking is a transformational approach to learning, problem-solving and understanding the world. Systems thinking helps people of all ages and walks of life see beyond the heart of a problem to find fair and lasting solutions that deliver benefits.

It’s about seeing life in motion, recognizing that the big picture is rarely static, but almost always a web of factors that interact to create patterns and change over time. It’s a catalyst for learning and leadership — in the classroom, the boardroom or around the kitchen table.

The Waters Center utilizes a set of Habits, concepts and tools to bring this learning strategy to educational, community and business settings.

We utilize a shared vocabulary for defining challenges and identifying solutions, made up of visual, verbal and kinesthetic tools for analysis, modeling software and more.

Take a look at how we can help you apply practical and adaptable systems thinking strategies to achieve your goals.