By John Boardman
Through analyzing the hyperlinks and interactions among parts of a approach, platforms pondering is changing into more and more proper while facing worldwide demanding situations, from terrorism to power to healthcare. Addressing those doubtless intractable platforms difficulties in our society, Systems pondering: dealing with twenty first Century Problems specializes in the inherent possibilities and problems of a structures process. Taking an engineering structures view towards platforms pondering, the authors position a excessive price at the pondering method and the issues utilized to this technique.
In the hopes of starting up serious pondering and inspiring a structures reaction to difficulties, the ebook offers pragmatic mechanisms to appreciate and deal with co-evolving structures difficulties and recommendations. It makes use of a number of modern and intricate societal concerns, comparable to the Iraq battle, the Google phenomenon, and the C2 Constellation, to demonstrate the thoughts, tools, and instruments of a procedure in addition to the that means of togetherness in a approach. The textual content additionally interweaves the meanings of complexity, paradox, and system to advertise the advance of adverse occasions.
Featuring a holistic, nonlinear manner of platforms, this ebook is helping readers higher set up and constitution their contemplating platforms which will resolve complicated, real-world problems.