We often try to solve complex problems by applying the same thinking and trying the same solution over and over, even though it’s really not working. We get caught in a trap shaped by our own perspective and view of the problem.
Systems Thinking is a way of thinking differently about complexity. It looks at how the different parts of a system link and interact in order to generate new insights into how the system works as a whole. As a result a different and more appropriate solution will usually emerge. It’s not difficult to apply systems thinking to a problem but it can be difficult to see we might be trapped in one perspective.