This unit aims to equip students with new ways of conceptualising complex enterprise problems using systems approaches to identify innovative solutions. Topics covered include central concepts of systems thinking; social systems and networks; causal loop diagrams, feedback loops and interventions; robustness, resilience and catastrophes. This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop a multi-level perspective to complex issues, apply theoretical concepts of complex systems thinking to a range of practical challenges and integrate the expertise of multidisciplinary teams to identify novel solutions.
4 hr lecture/workshop and/or full day participatory lectures/workshops over semester.
weekly reflections (20%); causal loop diagrams (5%); describe an intervention (30%); collaboraton process document (5%); reflection (40%)