Systems Thinking and Practice
Systems Thinking and Practice is not just a discipline but a way of life!
First of all, Systems Thinking.
To think systemically is to think around relationships. It is to be actively aware of ones world and ones ideas .. and to see how they merge and separate.
Systems thinking probably found its contemporary point of origin in Peter Checkland's work of 1981. The Open University has been active in systems thinking for over thirty years.
Next, Systems Practice
This is a bit different but a natural and spontaneous addition to Systems Thinking.
A thinker, having considered a position will and indeed shall act. Systemic Practice includes the capacity to proceed in a manner consistent with the needs of the whole and not just in isolated parts.