Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE™) Matrix: Big(ger) Picture Thinking and Application for Business and Organizations
We can best pursue problem framing and solutions by understanding their relationship to the organization’s purposes. Part of the process of problem framing involves distinguishing between problems and symptoms. In this chapter I present big(ger) picture thinking as a best fitting framework via the FoRSE™ Matrix system, and clarify big(ger) picture thinking and little window glimpses. Four types of thinking add to the complexity. The main outcome of big(ger) picture thinking is the best understanding of the organization, its purpose and direction, and the ripple effects of its queries and decision-making as these all relate to being. Benefits include a practical model for leaders to understand the complexity and ripple effects of their in/decisions, to have a comprehensive schema of the critical parts, or system elements, of their problems or questions, and greatly improved, sustainable directions.
KeywordsProblem framing System Complexity Goals Big picture Intervention
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