What is system thinking?

At Exclin, we believe successful innovation takes a certain way of thinking.

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Some say it’s about thinking laterally. Others say it’s about thinking like a designer. Still others say it’s about thinking from a user experience point of view.

We believe success takes all these things and more. To tackle complex challenges, you need a whole-system view of the challenges you face.

Which is why, at Exclin, we’re the system thinking company.

How system thinking helps you

We see system thinking as an evolution of design thinking, suited to tackling complex innovation challenges.

It can help you to:

See your problem from multiple angles

When system thinking is at the core of design decisions, the solutions you develop will match a range of use cases and needs.

This ultimately minimises the risk of developing non-viable solutions from isolated ideas – which would put your innovation programme at risk.

Challenge established thinking

System thinking can help turn established norms upside down – uncovering new possibilities where none was previously thought possible.

Nurture a culture of innovation

A system thinking approach can help you take a long-term view of innovation. Find out more about our continuous innovation service.

Gain first-mover advantage

With a fresh approach from system thinking, you can help identify opportunities that benefit from first-mover advantage.

Reconcile competing perspectives

By taking into account competing perspectives, system thinking helps you design solutions to real commercial problems – that are also optimised for customers and stakeholders.

Take account of wider business ecosystems

System thinking is well suited to integrating a technology or business model into its wider ecosystem – for example, by considering the infrastructure needs of a product, or staying aware of trends that could disrupt a business.

Achieve design efficiencies

System thinking helps you take a longer-term view of design challenges – helping you achieve solutions that are more efficient over time, for example by reusing components or staying aware of new technology processes.

Integrate technologies quickly

Our approach helps you integrate technology systems within complex organisations, to meet the demands of tomorrow’s marketplace.

Support decision-making

System thinking isn’t only about creating innovative products or services. It’s also about applying innovative business processes – for example, analytics to support decision-making.

Engineer for tomorrow

A true whole-system view helps you create solutions that integrate with natural ecosystems. In this way, system thinking supports sustainability and helps make a positive difference.

How can we use system thinking to help you? Let’s connect.

Exclin, the system thinking company

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