Inside Higher Ed: Systems Thinking for Higher Education Leaders: Solving Wicked Problems
Systems thinking is a cornerstone of the Institute’s founding principles. The concept of building an institution’s success by utilizing and strategizing around relationships emphasizes collaboration and problem-solving and is a successful methodology even for institutions not part of a system. Leaders who employ systems thinking can see the larger picture for their institutions and align their resources before crises arise.
Institute co-director Jason E. Lane, Ed.D., has spent decades analyzing and developing principles for systems thinking and shared governance. In his latest article for Inside Higher Ed, sponsored by Institute partner Miami University, Dr. Lane promotes the adoption of systems thinking, outlining ways for leaders to organize and implement systems thinking, as well as the benefits of operating in a collaborative spirit.