Only 3% of general population are systems thinkers


Quoting from a blog post on WyoSpace:

“…according to doctrine taught to the US Army Corps of Engineers, only 3% of the general population are systems thinkers by nature. What does this mean, and why should we care?…

Quoting from the Army Corps of Engineers:

“…The systems thinker focuses more on the longer-term interactions between a project and other elements…”

Blog: WyoSpace- “Systems Thinking” >>

Strongly related
US Army Corps of Engineers: “Strategic Dimension of Leadership” >>

Recommended Wikipedia Links
Wikipedia: The thinking portal >>

Wikipedia: Systems Philosophy>>
Wikipedia: Systems Theory >>
Daniel Montano
Keyword: Daniel Montano, Dan Montano, user experience design, information architect


3 thoughts on “Only 3% of general population are systems thinkers

  1. That was very interesting to see the Army Corp of Engineers not only recognizing systems thinking, but even giving a specific percentage of the population to whom they think it comes naturally. It’s good to see it recognized in a place such as that. It’s daunting to think of the challenges we face with a population with so few systems thinkers when the most important challenges facing humanity right now are all issues that require a systems mindset.

  2. I agree. This is one of the main reasons I blog about the topic.

    The way I understand things – our ability to become better problem-solvers is strongly dependent on our ability to make this switch.

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