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Ch 5: Big Picture, Systems & Design Thinking

About This Chapter

Assign this chapter to your company's leaders to help them review the basics of big picture, systems and design thinking. Managers can access this chapter at any time to expand their business perspectives and thinking abilities.

Big Picture, Systems & Design Thinking - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, your company's managers will get a high-level overview of big picture, systems and design thinking in business. These simple and engaging lessons break down the stages of these methods of thinking, as well as their benefits, models and barriers. To help your managers retain these concepts, we've included lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Our subject-matter experts are also happy to answer any questions your managers my have about the material.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter is designed to educate managers on a variety of business perspectives.
  • Identifies benefits and barriers: Lessons discuss the practical uses of different types of business thinking, as well as barriers that can affect them.
  • Improves business-thinking skills : Managers will be able to quickly apply these methods of thinking in the workplace.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your company's leaders should be able to:

  • Explain the concept of big-picture thinking in business
  • Describe the benefits of understanding the big picture in work environments
  • Recognize barriers that can get in the way of big-picture thinking
  • Outline the theory and model of systems thinking in management
  • Define lean-systems thinking
  • Evaluate the stages of design thinking in business

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Big Picture, Systems & Design Thinking
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Big Picture Thinking in Business?

1. What Is Big Picture Thinking in Business?

Big picture thinkers change the world - they create exciting products, new opportunities and generate non-stop ideas. Big picture thinkers can help a business move ahead in profitable avenues. This lesson discusses the value of having big picture thinking in your business.

The Benefits of Understanding the Big Picture at Work

2. The Benefits of Understanding the Big Picture at Work

In this lesson, we'll review the concept of understanding the big picture in the workplace and discuss the various benefits and advantages of having this knowledge.

Barriers to Big Picture Thinking

3. Barriers to Big Picture Thinking

Your company feels very stuck. You want to grow and make big changes, but for some reason you're still in the same place. Use this lesson to determine if you need to remove barriers to big picture thinking in your organization.

Systems Thinking in Management: Definition, Theory & Model

4. Systems Thinking in Management: Definition, Theory & Model

System thinking is an essential component of a learning organization. In this lesson, we will be exploring the definition of system thinking, its underlying theory, and model.

Lean Systems Thinking: Definition & Example

5. Lean Systems Thinking: Definition & Example

In this lesson, you will learn the concept of lean systems thinking. You will understand the lean principle which helps in achieving goals and objectives of an organization. A few examples are also presented.

Design Thinking in Business: Definition, Benefits & Stages

6. Design Thinking in Business: Definition, Benefits & Stages

Design thinking transforms real-world problems into real solutions. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this business tool, its stages, and why it is the best way to innovate in today's marketplace.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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