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Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
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2.1 Trap 1 Dealing with reductionism

This is a concern about having a limited understanding of the situation because of silo thinking or narrow-mindedness.

The two approaches that address this in particular are system dynamics and the viable system model. Figure 3 illustrates the trap of reductionism

Figure 3 Causal-loop diagram of the trap of reductionism in conventional thinking