Holistic Thinking

Systems Thinking


Holistic Thinking: Laws, Models, Game

3 Universal Laws    3 KoRe Models    1 Simulation Game

Vadim Kotelnikov

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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.




3 Universal Laws

3 K oRe Models






Holistic Thinking: Universal and KoRe Models
Universal laws of holistic thinking help to be and stay in harmony with universal forces and energies.
KoRe models of holistic thinking are aimed at holistic and harmonious creation of change and innovation.  



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These principles also apply to holistic thinking in a business context:


Vision as a Lodestar

Keep the big vision of the desired future in mind as you create smaller parts to stay strategically aligned and aware of the role each component plays in the entire system and their interdependence.



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Stop to Think

Don't jump at solving a complex problem by tackling seamingly obvious surface-level issues. resist the urge to tackle the obvious surface-level issues—instead, dig deeper for the underlying patterns.


Know your overall objective. Holistic thinkers constantly remind themselves of their primary objective, or what specific result they are driving towards, which helps them to focus and not get distracted by every tangential concern or issue. Rather, by thinking holistically, bumps in the road are viewed more as learning opportunities and minor setbacks rather than insurmountable challenges. This applies at the individual level as well. When leaders I coach receive formal multi-rater feedback, they can sometimes get distracted by a single comment or rating rather than staying focused on the overall goal of development and core messages that will drive that development.

Correctly frame the problem/challenge. Michael Watkins, a professor at IMD has stated: “Many managers are promoted to senior levels on the strength of their ability to fix problems. When they become enterprise leaders, however, they must focus less on solving problems and more on defining which problems the organization should be tackling.” (emphasis added, Harvard Business Review, June 2012). In the U.S. we have a strong bias for action – we often hear that “doing something is better than nothing”, so we see a problem and dive in to fix it. While this may sometimes be helpful, we can also waste precious resources and cause huge headaches by trying to work on something that was only a symptom of a larger underlying issue. Holistic thinkers have the willingness and patience to step back and ask “what problem are we trying to solve?” I recall working with a non-profit client who stated that they wanted “more community support”. However, every person in the room had a different idea of what “community support” meant. These differences then led to a very useful conversation about “what is community support?” Only after they clarified this issue could they then make progress.

Learn to recognize patterns. Just as similar color puzzle pieces are likely to interconnect in specific ways, so are people, processes and systems likely to affect one another in certain ways that can be predicted once patterns are identified and understood. Rather than treating every issue that pops up as a “one off” situation, holistic thinkers have the ability to see the interdependencies, resulting patterns, and the implications of those patterns on the overall objective. For example, if we want to improve employee retention, holistic thinkers should seek for patterns not only in the circumstances of those who have left the organization, but also patterns in those who have stayed and flourished in the organization.
Unfortunately, most organizations have too many independent thinkers and far too few holistic (or interdependent) thinkers. If you want to increase your capacity to think holistically, resist the urge to tackle the obvious surface-level issues—instead, dig deeper for the underlying patterns. This approach can help ensure you’re working on the right problem and staying focused on your primary goals.


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How To Become a Thought Leader: KoRe 10 Tips


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;

② brainstorm strategic ideas and/or creative solutions;

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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

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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.





Holistic Thinking and Systems Thinking

In business Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and organizations Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, 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.

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

Systems thinking is often focussed on problem solving Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book through understanding elements of the system and their interconnections.  >>>

Creative Problem Solving

This is, definitely, a valuable perspective to assist organisations improve performance. However, adopting other conceptions of holism may open up new perspectives which may also be very valuable.

Work Smart and Hard

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.




Value Chain Management and Value System Analysis

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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.  >>>




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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