This unit aims to introduce the central concepts of systems thinking. Topics covered include micro-foundations of aggregate patterns, tools for systems modelling, scenario-based decision-making, network analysis and design thinking, data sources and new technologies to inform systems-orientated approaches. This unit provides students with an opportunity to use the systems approach to discover new ways of conceptualising complex enterprise problems and identifying innovative solutions to address complex, multi-dimensional and multi-scale issues.
4 hr lecture/workshop and/or full day participatory lectures/workshops
weekly reflections (20%); causal loop diagrams (5%); describe an intervention (30%); collaboration process document (5%); reflection (40%)