Here is a litmus test. Read this link from Bloomberg Businessweek. What do you think when you read:
- “I wanted a happy culture. So I fired all the unhappy people.”
- “If you want an innovative team, you simply can’t include victims. Fire the victims.”
- “You deserve the staff you get. Terminate the nonbelievers.”
- “You don’t want the victims, nonbelievers, or know-it-alls. It is up to you to make sure they take their anti-innovative outlooks elsewhere.”
If ever you’re worried that you haven’t “got” what systems thinking is about, read the above. You’ll know soon enough.
Keep systems thinking, and have a lovely day!