Critical systems thinking as a way to manage knowledge

Patricia Benner;1 Ronda G. Clinical reasoning and judgment are examined in relation to other modes of thinking used by clinical nurses in providing quality health care to patients that avoids adverse events and patient harm.

Critical systems thinking as a way to manage knowledge

Abstract This paper is the first to introduce critical systems thinking into the present study of knowledge and its management. Our preliminary study showed two things about critical systems thinking.

Critical systems thinking as a way to manage knowledge

First, it provides comprehensive and creative insight into tackling the increasing complexity of human knowledge and knowledge management processes through the organic connection and division of knowledge systems.

Second, it encourages the critical use of available methodologies in a coherent way to cope with corresponding subsystems or processes, which breaks down the complexity into convenient units. Based on critical systems thinking, we divided knowledge into two aspects: This division not only provides a concise theoretical framework but also allows knowledge managers and workers to clearly understand the gravity of their work and to selectively utilize well-established methodologies in the practice of knowledge-related activities.

This paper serves as an introduction to an application of critical system thinking and total systems intervention in diversified human knowledge topics.

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Keywords critical systems thinking; CST; knowledge; knowledge management; total systems intervention In the modern world organizations are faced with innumerable and multifaceted issues which cannot be captured in the minds of a few experts and solved with the aid of some super-method.

It would be equally wrong to revert to a trial and error approach. We need to retain rigorous and formalized thinking, while admitting the need for a range of problem solving methodologies.Systems thinking has a pre-history in indigenous thought (Mitákuye Oyás'iŋ, or “All are related,” is a common phrase in the Lakota language).

But as a formal scientific pursuit it emerged only during the latter part of the twentieth century. This paper is the first to introduce critical systems thinking into the present study of knowledge and its management.

Critical systems thinking as a way to manage knowledge

Our preliminary study showed two things about critical systems thinking. First, it provides comprehensive and creative insight into tackling the increasing complexity of human knowledge and knowledge management processes. Bittner and Tobin defined critical thinking as being “influenced by knowledge and experience, using strategies such as reflective thinking as a part of learning to identify the issues and opportunities, and holistically synthesize the information in nursing practice” 4 (p.

). Critical systems methodology has been advocated as an effective and ethical way to engage with the uncertainty and conflicting values common to ecohealth problems. We use two contrasting case studies, coral reef management in the Philippines and.

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critical systems thinking as a way to manage knowledge. Gao, F. The Graduate School of Knowledge Science JAIST, Japan Aug. , , The 46 th ISSS’02 Shanghai, China. Second, it encourages the critical use of available methodologies in a coherent way to cope with corresponding subsystems or processes, which breaks down the complexity into convenient units.

Based on critical systems thinking, we divided knowledge into two aspects: static substance knowledge and dynamic process knowledge.

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