Systems thinking (ST) is the process of understanding how things, regarded as systems, influence one another within a whole (Wiki). In the US it is taught even in preliminary schools for young children as a set of thinking skills.
GoodReason uses a cognitive architecture of system as the principal means for ST. GoodReason extends Soft System Methodology (SSM, Checkland) with a richer interface, which allows modeling all kinds of systems. It contains most relevant ways to explain any system in any context.
GoodReason is not a process driven tool like most technologies and methods, which are convergent and narrow. We prefer divergent thinking with the contents first:
Systems can be created, implemented and evaluated by any person in commercial tools like MS Office. We have written several books about the method and theory (in Finnish).
Systems thinkers do not priorize quantity and efficiency, or even quality, but emergence. What are the situations for system to collapse or to reach vast success? What is the best or the worst scenario? What do we want to reach? What is our intentionality (mission) to compete with? How can we cause synergy with our companions, and even with competitors?
GoodReason supports rational and visual thinking and conceptualization, many kinds of cognitive skills. It is a way for everybody to become a better thinker. We cannot ever be perfect in it…
Einstein at Worlds of Systems: ”.. the notion of ‘system’ has achieved in a relatively short space of time unparalleled ubiquity. ’System’ is a notion to stimulate thinking. ”