Holistic Intelligence



Holistic Thinking and Systems Thinking

Differences and Similarities

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Holistic Thinking Defined

Holistic thinking is the ability to see things as a whole (or holistically), to understand and predict the many different types of relationships between the many elements in a complex system, and also perceive  the whole picture through sensing its large-scale patterns.

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Holistic Thinking vs. Analytic Thinking

 If you look at something from one point of view only, you can see very little of it.

Holistic thinking is characterized by dialectical reasoning and involves understanding a system by sensing its large-scale patterns and reacting to them. Holistic thinkers believe that events are the products of both internal and external forces and situations. They tend to give broad attention to the big picture, context, relationships, perceptions, conflicts, and background elements in visual scenes... More


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Systems and Wholeness

"I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together." ~ Carl Von Clausewitz

The concept of "wholeness" is very important in general system analysis. The system must be viewed as a whole and modified only through changes in its parts.


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Think both holistically and creatively. Use the 3-step brainstilling-brainstorming-brainstilling (3B) process:

① silence your mind to see the big picture and discover problems and/or opportunities;

brainstorm strategic ideas and/or creative solutions;

③ still your brain to see the new big picture and assess the impact of your new ideas... More







Holistic Thinking and Systems Thinking

In business and organizations, holistic thinking is often used synonymously with systems thinking. Systems thinking is your ability to see things as a whole (or holistically) including the many different types of relationships between the many elements in a complex system.

Yet, 'holistic thinking' is a wider concept that involves perceiving a system through sensing its large-scale patterns.

Systems thinking is often focused on problem solving through understanding elements of the system and their interconnections.  >>>

This is, definitely, a valuable perspective to assist organisations improve performance. However, adopting other conceptions of holism, such as The Tree of a successful business (see example), 6Ws of corporate growth (see example), 5 Basic Elements of a winning organisation (see example), or working both smart and hard, may open up new perspectives which may also be very valuable.


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For instance, when applied in social situations, holistic thinking involves sensitivity, intuition and tact.  Before modifications of the parts can be made for the overall benefit of the system, a thorough knowledge of how each part functions and the interrelationships among the parts must be present.


Take a systems view of things look at the different elements in a situation as parts of a system which functions for good or ill. This system involves people and a sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, actions and interactions. Once you understand how the system is working for or against you you have a means of structuring things differently in the future.











Value Chain Management & Value System Analysis

Your firm's value chain links to the value chains of upstream suppliers and downstream buyers. The result is a larger stream of activities known as the value system.

Making breakthrough improvements in your value chain requires out of the box, cross-functional, systems thinking.  You have to see the value creation process across the entire flow of work, not just single points.  >>>


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Educative Failure Story: Google+

Google+  social network was launched in 2011 and shut down in 2019 because it was a dead service walking. Google was expected to morph it because even after the company spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it, Google+ was a failure. It had no takers.

Having started too late, Google+ pursued a 'me-too' strategy instead of creating radically innovative and much higher user value. The Google+ developers have not been communicated a compelling grand vision and had no knowledge of the  'big picture' they were to create... More





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Working Backward

The working backwards technique tells us to consciously start from the end of the process and develop it step by step from there. To achieve success, vividly imagine that you have already achieved your goal, visualize the whole picture, then walk back and examine the pathway toward your goal... More

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