Wednesday, July 28, 2021


The system as a whole is more than the sum of its parts.

A system is the part of the world which has to be of interest for us on the basis of a certain purpose. A system is only a system in relation to a purpose and that purpose is not inherent in the objects and processes you build and create.

A system is open to information: The system is open so that information or energy flows in and out from the environment and circulates the information within the system. Information flow can further streamline idea flow, catalyze innovation. An open information system with different levels of information granularity, can incorporate both ends and means to generate value rather than try to manage or control information.

A complex system has a very characteristic of nonlinearity:
We tend to think linearly, yet complex systems tend to be non-linear and thus hard to predict by humans. Small changes in the initial conditions or external environment have large, unpredictable consequences in the outcomes of the system, also known as the “butterfly effect.” A small error, inconsistency, or change in a system specification can totally ruin its performance. Many of today’s problems are complex. While the system shows a set of patterns, we have a predisposition to seeking patterns, potentially in the pursuit of logic when attempting to find a solution.

A system is interactive to achieve its purpose: A system is a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole. The system view looks at the world in terms of relationships and integration. Systems are integrated whole whose properties cannot be reduced to those of smaller units. Make sure that everything works as a "system," not only from a technical perspective, but also from the perspective of the system's goal.

The system as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. It's important to leverage systems wisdom to deepen understanding of interfaces and interactions associated with complex and engenders new perspectives or actions as part of the process of creating a cross-disciplined approach to build dynamic competency.


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