Living Systems Thinking

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This is a focus page to accumulate references from various Living Systems Thinking discussions, many of which are ongoing within LinkedIn. The page was initiated when the Living Systems Thinking subgroup of the Systems Thinking World group was deleted. The intent was to be able to surface the content of the discussions to external search, which can not be done with LinkedIn subgroups. The initial discussion within the Systems Thinking World is at Living Systems Thinking.


A blog post based on my actual experience of solving a system problem and abstracted the fundamental principles of Nature's working to create, operate and maintain systems; Kay and Scheider's paper was a great help. I realize that we can see the play of Living System Thinking even in non-living things like a machine systems
Strategies are thus no longer understood simply as the choices of the most powerful but as emergent patterns of action arising in the interplay of choices made by many different groups of people.
Here is a case study from the Biomimicry Institute / Fast Company Biomimicry Challenge. Nature helps us think about growth, boundaries, borders, gradients, diversity, resources, networks and inter-dependence (eg Mycelium) and more.
An essay that explores the nature of the activities and actions that can be taken by an organization that is sensitive to the dynamics of its surrounding environment.
A school based Living Systems Thinking Project that collects and shares much information particularly around the value of rainforests.
To think about systems means we pay attention to interrelationships, patterns, and dynamics as well as to the parts Great resources from Linda Booth Sweeney and friends for schools, organisations, communities, teams and all lifelong learners.
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