Connecting Dots: Systems Inside Systems Inside Systems…

Each part is a system, inside a system that is inside a system for infinity.  Each part inside other parts must contribute to the bigger system or in time it will be eliminated.  At least that is how it worked for evolution. If new parts did not contribute to making life more livable, it was eliminated.  Man has changed this system.  As we evolve, we must understand how to be part of this system of which we belong. Organic farming is a helpful system, we must think how what we add can benefit everyone and everything. When each system contributes to a bigger system, both systems benefit.  W. Edwards Deming called this appreciation for a system or systems appreciation.

Organizations that used his philosophy flourished and profited.

For organization management he explained:

Taking a systems approach results in management viewing the organization in terms of many internal and external interrelated connections and interactions, as opposed to discrete and independent departments or processes governed by various chains of command. When all the connections and interactions are working together to accomplish a shared aim, a business can achieve tremendous results—from improving the quality of its products and services, to raising the entire esprit de corps of a company.

My favorite columnist Thomas Friedman describes the interdependency of our system in his February 8, 2017 column: Connecting Trump’s Dots.  This is a another demonstration of how everything is connected and how impacting one part of the system ripples through the rest of the system.  While it is impossible to know exactly what will happen, the goal of having a positive ripple should be paramount.

I look forward to hearing about how you generate comprehensive improvements by creating pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits.

I look forward to hearing about your successes.

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

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