In the articles, Systems thinking as a major skill of business students – a new teaching concept at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and Cultivating systemic thinking in the next generation of business leaders, the authors emphasize the need for systemic thinking in business administration. According to them the need for systemic thinking is more important in the current complex business environment. They stress the fact that businesses have gone a lot of transformation: global competition, scientific discoveries and economic development. Out of this realization, the author observes that the current training offered to managers is not adequate to deal with the changing times.Article Brief At least, lack of adequate training may explain why most of the CEOs have failed to deliver in their organization. To reverse this shortcoming, the authors emphasize the need for incorporating systemic thinking in management classes in order to produce business leaders who are adequately trained for the complex business units.
Generally, understanding systemic thinking enhances student capability to manage business in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment.Article Brief System thinking equips managers with skills and techniques to deal with the rapid, accelerating and unpredictable business environment. It transforms the thinking of managers in terms of how they view organization. Understanding all the business parts makes a manager more effective. System thinking enables the managers to understand how these specific parts interact. Overall, system thinking equips the managers with skills and techniques to compete effectively in a rapidly changing environment.