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Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction

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Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction

Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This free course, Managing complexity: A systems approach introduction, examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a broader perspective complexity becomes manageable and it is easier to accept that gaps in knowledge can be acceptable.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • use reflection to understand some of your own preferred styles of working
  • draw a systems map, review it, and use it to prompt further questions
  • evaluate your diagramming skills
  • develop, and take responsibility for, your own understanding of complexity
  • appreciate some ethical implications of being a systems practitioner.

First Published: 16/08/2012

Updated: 01/08/2012

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