July 17 is the eighteenth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite .

Theme: Systems Thinking and the Socio-Ecological Perspective

July 17 represents the third in a series of three sessions reviewing developments in systems thinking associated with the history of theTavistock Institute for Human Relations.  It is preceded by:

with none of the sessions required as a prerequisite.  Each meeting focuses on the reading for that month.

Suggested pre-reading: 

The Socio-Ecological Systems perspective rose from the world changing faster than than the containing systems (e.g. organizations, businesses, governments) or the workgroups within them.  This led to the recognition of "turbulent environments" in causal texture theory.  The concepts were developed in action research projects with operating companies, such as reported in:

In the "Introduction to Volume III", Fred Emery wrote about the evolution of this perspective:

Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.


Post-meeting artifacts

Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.