Explore Systems Thinking

Learn how systems thinking can improve your organizational culture, sustain change, and drive business results as you and your team explore strategies for onboarding and aligning to this powerful operational strategy.

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Explore Systems Thinking

Learn how systems thinking can improve your organizational culture, sustain change, and drive business results as you and your team explore strategies for onboarding and aligning to this powerful operational strategy.

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Explore Systems Thinking | Aileron

As you implement the DOC System into your business, you will likely uncover systems and processes that no longer serve your business and goals; you may even uncover that parts of your business are missing systems and processes entirely.

Improving your systems or creating new ones can rapidly accelerate growth and support organizational performance – but true systemic change requires a team and culture that value systems thinking. Before you set out to evolve your systems, ensure their sustainability by onboarding your team to systems thinking and building a culture that supports it.

Bring your team as you work together in this collaborative program to:

  • Create processes and systems that empower the team and take the pressure off the business owner to do all the work.
  • Build shared language and understanding of systems thinking.
  • Understand how systems thinking can improve your organization.
  • Align your team to drive change.
  • Learn from other organizations implementing a systems mindset.
  • Unpack what a systems thinking culture looks like in action.
  • Leave with a clear, individual next step for your organization.
  • Create the motivation for your team to move this forward.

What is systems thinking?

Systems thinking is a belief that everything in a business is connected to everything else. Using systems thinking means recognizing the interconnectedness of a business’s individual parts and their contributions to the larger system and its outcomes.

Why systems thinking?

A system is a network of processes, structures, patterns and cycles that work together to accomplish a common aim. They create order around how teams do work, prevent fragmentation and silos, decentralize knowledge, reduce fear and blame, improve efficiencies, and empower intentional, aligned decision making. Systems thinking improves organizational performance and helps people do their best work. Said simply, a bad system will beat good people every time.

Linear Thinking

Systems Thinking

People experience blame, fear, and guilt. People feel confident, safe, and supported.
Culture is steeped in stress and chaos. Culture is rooted in joy, peace of mind, and personal fulfillment.
The same problems present themselves over and over. When problems are experienced, their root is identified and solutions are innovated quickly.
Employees experience overwork and capacity issues. Employees work efficiently and effectively.
Processes are non-existent or do not serve the organization or team. Processes are effective and continually improved.
Success metrics are unknown or unmeasured. Success metrics are monitored to inform the overall system and power continuous improvement.
Change feels daunting or impossible. Change is sustainable.
Individuals are unsure of how to or shy about making decisions. Individuals are empowered to make decisions based on installed systems and processes.
Internal communication is rife with confusion and lacks clarity. Internal communication flows effortlessly based on shared knowledge and language.

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the result that it does.”

W. Edwards Deming

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the result that it does.”

W. Edwards Deming

What’s included in Explore Systems Thinking?

A four-hour workshop is complemented with individual learning on the Aileron Learning Portal and ongoing support from the Aileron community. Explore Systems Thinking is designed for business owners and teams; much of the work we do is collaborative. We recommend bringing whoever at your organization makes decisions about high-level systems and the team that builds and implements them.

Individual Learning

Online learning: 1-2 hours

Access Aileron’s Learning Portal to learn through the Aileron community as you watch videos and read stories from leaders who are building their systems thinking capacity and culture.

Live Workshop

At Aileron’s campus: 4 hours

Work with your team as you explore the values of cultures that prioritize systems thinking, onboard to systems language, learn key concepts, hear from a community member on their systems journey, and chart your path forward.

Systems Coaching

At your pace: 1-2 hours

Continue your momentum as you learn with a Systems Coach in a working session and connect with other companies in the Aileron community to learn from like-minded business leaders.

Curious about whether your business could benefit from systems thinking?

Download the self-assessment to identify where your organization is today and how your culture could evolve with systems thinking.

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Explore Systems Thinking Assessment | Aileron

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