A system is an organized group of independent but interrelated elements or components comprising a whole with each element related to other elements.
- A collection or a group of independent but interrelated components or elements organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions. The organized components comprise a unified whole.
- Any component that has no relationship with any other component of the system, cannot be a part of that system.
The components of a system interface in order to facilitate the ‘flow’ of information, matter or energy.
- A collection of component ideas, processes or objects which has an input and an output.
- System thinking: Introduction (2:11)
- What is Systems Thinking? (2:20)
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- A day in the life of Sydney Children’s Hospital (8:59)
- Complex adaptive systems (1:01)
- Complex Adaptive System Theory by a nurse manager (4:47)
- A Day in the Life of a Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (hospital is a system) (10:59)