What is System Thinking

What is System Thinking?
The Relations Between Normal Thinking and System Thinking
Thinking Type
PEST framework/DuPont analysis method/SMART principle based on macro environment analysis
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The essence of everything is the system, and the frame is the composition and law of the elements of the system. Humans can recognize things that are currently unknown by mastering the frame of the system.
System thinking is a way of thinking and expressing systematically using frames
The source of the frame
Integrity, structure, three-dimensionality, comprehensiveness, and dynamics. The first four characteristics are based on the "frame", and the last one is reflected by the dynamic changes in the links between the elements of the frame.
System thinking takes the framework as the core, and all the thinking methods of the above four kinds of thinking are covered in the process of constructing the framework
Also known as convergent thinking, convergent thinking, convergent thinking or concentrated thinking, induction and deduction are the core thinking methods of convergent thinking
Broad thinking horizon, mostly divergent thinking, such as "one question with multiple solutions", "one thing with multiple uses", etc.
Make thinking always focus on the same direction, make thinking organized, concise, logical and regular
A kind of diffused thinking mode presented by the brain when thinking
Indicates a logical sequence of "chronological", such as PDCA
Indicates the logical relationship between "whole and part"
Like the composition of a person, head, limbs, body
The composition of specific objects
Logical order of time
Such as East China, North China, Southwest, Northwest, etc.
Geographical composition
Types of
Logical order of structure
Like spring, summer, autumn and winter
The composition of abstract concepts
Inductive reasoning
Arrange the arguments in a structural order, follow a certain order, such as clockwise, counterclockwise, top-down, east-west, etc.
Indicates the logical relationship of "classification of similar things into one category"
Types of
The order of importance is to find the common characteristics of a class of things, and then organize the arguments in accordance with the order of the strong and weak embodied by the common characteristics
Logical order of importance
Convergent thinking
Deduction is a process from general to special, that is, based on a known general law (major premise), a process of substituting a special premise (minor premise) to draw a specific conclusion
Divergent thinking
The universal law represented by the major premise is absolutely correct
Deductive reasoning
Minor premise is a special case of the subject or object of the major premise
The correctness of deductive reasoning is based on 3 foundations
The judgment to derive the conclusion meets the necessary and sufficient conditions
Problem/Current Situation-Cause-Countermeasure
Solving problems generally requires multiple deductive reasoning
Seek solutions to problems in an unorthodox or illogical way, reverse thinking is an important way of thinking in horizontal thinking
Horizontal thinking
Emphasizes seeking different ways and different paths of looking at things, emphasizing unconstrained ways of thinking
Structural thinking
Structured thinking
Proposed by McKinsey & Company