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ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE & SYSTEMATIC THINKING

Sometimes there are situations that arise in business that initially appear as unimportant, or even as a waste of time. It is not uncommon for these moments to involve an element of change, particularly if it comes to integrating a new practice or system into a business that, on the surface, already appears to be working.

The Importance of Systemic Thinking
Systemic thinking is the process of viewing decisions and changes, not just in the context of the immediate unit in which a change may be applied, but in the context of the entire system (or business). This is an important aspect when it comes to making decisions that involve change to traditional business practices. It is often easy for decision makers to only think in terms of their own business units, rather than all of the other business units that may be affected by a decision.

Take Tracka for example. Implementing software like Tracka into a business is a holistic process, where both parties will need to adapt to each others method of task completion. This often means that decision makers are adverse to change, especially when they cannot see where the immediate value of implementing new software will be. It is in this indecision phase that we need to promote an understanding of the greater impact of change-decisions on the entire company. Corporations naturally silo their workers and units by design, meaning that systemic thinking does not come naturally. The greater benefits are often lost due to an inability to apply organisational change to the framework of the entire system.

Encouraging decision makers to think systemically is the first step to making sure businesses act in the best interests of the entire business and not just in what appears to be easiest for their unit. Once this is achieved, organisations will have a greater chance to increase both efficiency and productivity due to the holistic nature of their business practice.

The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.

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