Systems thinking is a framework that is based on the belief that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems, rather than in isolation. Systems thinking’s focus is on effect, not cause. However, the notion of “systems” has been used by the scientific community who have re-defined “systems thinking” as being focused on “cause” rather than “effect”. In science systems, the only way to fully understand why a problem or element occurs and persists is to understand the part in relation to the whole.
System science to understand man and his environment as part of interacting systems. The Evolution of system theory :
- Scholatic paradigm
- Mechanistic world and determinism
- Age of relativity and quantum mechanics
- System age