As scientists, we spend too much time deconstructing and analysing in great detail, and we soon become isolated specialists, working in our silos, with our own specialist language that fewer and fewer people understand.
We lose sight of the connections and causal links between the elements of the system. Imagine a body with well described and documented organs but no nerves or blood vessels connecting them up . . . it dies.
The connections are just as important as the things they connect. This is a fundamental aspect of systems thinking and another core part of the Geolumina Philosophy. Often we don’t need more detail to answer the problem, we just need to better understand the causal links between the parts of the system we are trying to understand, model and predict.
If you want to know more about Systems Thinking, take a look at the Systems Thinking World wiki.