Systemic Solutions

Meta-perspectives show us how understanding is developed by considering events to be part of a causal system. Systemic solutions takes that thinking one step further by appreciating that predictable control of events must also be part of a system.
This is a vital conclusion. If events are caused by a system then control of the event needs to be addressed within that system. For instance understanding that fires arise where flammable substances are ignited in the presence of oxygen enables us to both avoid explosions in hazardous areas, and to develop a space rocket.
Technologists take this understanding of systemic solutions to create products which 'do exactly what it says on the tin' predictably, consistently and with very few errors. By understanding the system, and its causality, and by combining it with other systems that interact predictably, technologists are able to guarantee with 99.999999% confidence that even something as complex as an aeroplane will traverse the next mile of sky safely.
Scientists and technologists also recognise that the quality of their own work also forms part of a system (a meta-system) and have developed a set of systematic disciplines to ensure their own effectiveness.
Systemic solutions are incredibly stable, both in terms of their day-to-day operation and in terms of their ability to assimilate future developments. The 'system' provides a steady platform for considering the opportunities of all new advancements as they arise, and for ensuring the end result is effective.

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Fast Perspectives:
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Building full commitment

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The best systematic resources now available.
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Confidence and integrity through systematic practice
Leveraging potential through agile processes
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Moving up a level: reconsidering and re-evaluating your role
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Moving up a level: redesigning your role
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