„Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.“ – Leonardo da Vinci
One aspect of systems science is constructivism, i.e. the belief that every individual creates their own reality and understanding of the world. When communicating, we align our worldview with those of other people so that joint planning and action can take place. When individuals and organizations change their worldviews, they also change their behavior.
Another aspect of systems science is the insight that complex, dynamic systems do not respond to linear and logical approaches. Within a certain degree of complexity, systems react chaotically. Organizations are such complex systems. Attempts to change their behavior with linear and logical methods are rarely successful. This is one of the reasons why top-down consulting and change alone often yield limited results.
However, the complexity of systems does not mean that every attempt to influence them is in vain. Systems science allow to handle complex phenomena of human life and cooperation and to develop a sustainable method.