The Importance of Systems Thinking to Business Success

systems thinking Mar 13, 2022
By: Rich Stewart & Paula Stewart

Business Agility is a set of organizational capabilities, behaviors, and ways of working that affords your business the freedom, flexibility, and resilience to achieve its purpose.” – Business Agility Institute. 

Organizations that are thriving are those that are finding ways to increase their business agility. Business agility pulls from the work of giants of industry including Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno, Edward Deming, Eliyahu Goldratt, and others. These leaders had a common thread to their success: They applied scientific principles and thinking to business. In this article, we focus on systems thinking, an enabler for business agility. 

What Is Systems Thinking? 

Systems thinking is a holistic approach to analysis that focuses on the way that a system's constituent parts interrelate and how systems work over time and within the context of larger systems. It allows us to more easily make sense of and manage...

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