A change in one part of your organization may have a ripple effect and cause changes in other departments. Likewise, the things you do (or don’t do) can ripple and create consequences for others. Understanding how decisions and actions across the organization can impact one another is an important skill known as “Systems Thinking. Without Systems Thinking skills, it’s easy to develop tunnel vision, which can negatively impact your ability to make decisions, solve problems, anticipate needs, and more.
- What is a System? (This might be a different definition than you’ve heard previously)
- What is Systems Thinking and why is it useful for admins?
- The potentially disastrous consequences of not leveraging Systems Thinking
- Specific strategies to enhance your Systems Thinking capabilities