The writer Irish, Nobel literature Georges Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), left him written in very revealing way: If you have an Apple and I have an Apple and we exchange apples, then both you and I still have an Apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange ideas, both then we have two ideas we are induced and invites to analyze problems, i.e., to split the world into small units of analysis. Us has said over and over again, that facilitates the complex tasks, however, analyzing and fragmented, we lose perspective, a vision, vast and more extensive, more global and systemic. And with this linear analytical thinking, if we want to have a global representation, we are forced to assemble again, the parts that we had separated for analysis. Go mess. Systems thinking means putting into practice of a series of knowledge and tools, useful for understanding a complex reality.
It\’s a way of thinking that You can contemplate the whole, perceive invisible weft of acts which analytically, we could not understand. Modify the way of perceiving reality, i.e. changing analytical thinking to a systemic mode of thought passes through you begin to try to understand the full (rather than conform to understand some scenes) film, perspective or the place from where the problem occurs, modify the usual way of understanding problems, based on the search for culpritsby another based on the analysis of structures, unintended consequences, and search of interdependencies between all the scenes. Linear analytical thinking, is derived from the search for quick fixes. And when the problems are many, add, one after another, this whole series of quick fixes. In this way we obtain that the problem referred, but we forget that is so ephemeral. In the organizational world and company, this acquires great importance, since it is the key for efficiency and the efficiency, detect what are the structures that intervene in order to send the unwanted effects; rather than keep adding, one after another, solutions that reported a transient feeling of satisfaction.