This resource is part of the OpenLearn website, which is the online learning portal from the Open University. In order to understand Systems Practice it is first necessary to understand Systems Thinking. Systems Thinking enables you to grasp and manage situations of complexity and uncertainty in which there are no simple answers by looking at connected wholes rather than separate parts.
Systems Thinking is based on fundamental principles which are applicable across a very wide range of experience and circumstances, no matter when or where they occur. It is this system of thinking that leads to Systems Practice.