Systems Thinking Basics is a self-study, skill-building workbook that guides you step-by-step through recognizing complex systems and understanding the importance of systems thinking in organizational management. Learn how to apply systems thinking day-to-day, as you gain insight into how your organization's recurring problems and issues through the use of behavior over time graphs and causal loop diagrams. You find a wealth of examples from the business world, as well as numerous learning activities that reinforce concepts and provide you with the opportunity and space to practice. Appendices include a 'palette' of systems thinking tools, a glossary of terms, a summary of the systems archetypes, and extra exercises, complete with suggested responses. Ideal for aspiring systems thinkers eager to try their hand at using these powerful tools.