Understanding how various solutions affect different stakeholders
WHAT IS IT?
Systems Thinking is the ability to take into consideration how decisions affect various stakeholders within a community. Leaders who are adept at systems thinking are able to see complex patterns and future implications of various courses of action. Because systems thinkers are able to understand the interests of other parties, they can usually forecast how others will receive a given solution and adjust trajectory if needed.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The larger the decision, the more important Systems Thinking becomes. Leaders who can see complex patterns and map the interests of each stakeholder have the ability to create thoughtful solutions to multifaceted problems. They can make decisions that will be the most beneficial for multiple parties. and they can advocate for solutions that will be well-received and actively supported by as many stakeholders as possible.