Systems thinking is a general term for looking at things systemically and thinking in terms of feedback. One of the major tools of systems thinking is the causal loop diagram, and another is the system archetype. The term systems thinking was made popular by the publication of the book The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge. Some people consider systems thinking to be broader than this, including such concepts as double loop learning as developed by Argyris.
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