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Application of Systems Thinking for Innovation Using Conventional Tools

ESP Journal of Engineering & Technology Advancements
© 2023 by ESP JETA
Volume 3  Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Julia Taylor


Dr. Julia Taylor, 2023. "Application of Systems Thinking for Innovation Using Conventional Tools" ESP Journal of Engineering & Technology Advancements  3(2): 8-23.


Implementing the use of systems thinking for innovation in organizations, especially large established organizations, is difficult. Too often efforts at implementation end up being too linear and limited in scope and do not really take advantage of systems thinking. This paper describes a theoretical process that attempts to embed systems thinking, so that broader scopes of considerations are included. It uses causal mapping and network analysis to zero in on specific details without losing sight of the big picture. Several key issues are important: 1) considering the impact on established business endeavors, 2) timing of steps and investment in new innovative endeavors, 3) methods and level of involvement of key players, as the work evolves, in the new innovation. This paper will offer interested parties a new concept for developing their own in-house framework for using systems thinking to bring in novel innovation.


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Systematic Thinking, Conventional Tools, Theoretical Process, Embedded System Thinking.