Systems thinking and system
essential to support individual and organizational development.
"The success of a
project or an
organization is influenced by a magnitude of factors. In each
case, it is possible to identify at least a dozen of such factors, but there
are many others of subordinate and partially not identifiable variables,
which influence each other," says Holger Nauheimer. "All processes of a system (like an organization,
group, project, society, etc.) are principally dynamic and can only be
influenced in a systemic context. It is not possible to foresee all effects
and relations between the factors.
For example, 12 variables result in 66
linear and 220 triangular relations. To elaborate a planning base that
the most important factors must be identified
and arranged in a context that considers systemic effects. In such a complex
environment, linear planning tools loose their effectiveness."