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Holistic and reductionist thinker: a comparison study based on individuals' skillset and personality types

Holistic and reductionist thinker: a comparison study based on individuals' skillset and... As organisations operate in turbulent and complex environments, it has become a necessity to assess the systems thinking (ST) skills, personality types (PTs), and demographics of practitioners. In this study, we investigated the relationship between practitioners' ST profile, their PTs profiles and demographic characteristics in the domain of complex system problems. The objective of this study is to address the current gap in the literature - lack of studies dedicated to predicting practitioners' ST profile based on their PTs and demographics characteristics. A total of 258 practitioners with different demographics and PTs provided the data. The results show that (1) practitioners can be classified based on their ST skills scores into two clusters: holistic and reductionist (that is, ST profile), (2) each cluster has different PTs profiles and demographic characteristics, and (3) practitioner's ST profile can be predicted, with good accuracy, based on their PTs profile and demographic characteristics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of System of Systems Engineering Inderscience Publishers

Holistic and reductionist thinker: a comparison study based on individuals' skillset and personality types

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1748-0671
eISSN
1748-068X
DOI
10.1504/IJSSE.2020.112312
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Abstract

As organisations operate in turbulent and complex environments, it has become a necessity to assess the systems thinking (ST) skills, personality types (PTs), and demographics of practitioners. In this study, we investigated the relationship between practitioners' ST profile, their PTs profiles and demographic characteristics in the domain of complex system problems. The objective of this study is to address the current gap in the literature - lack of studies dedicated to predicting practitioners' ST profile based on their PTs and demographics characteristics. A total of 258 practitioners with different demographics and PTs provided the data. The results show that (1) practitioners can be classified based on their ST skills scores into two clusters: holistic and reductionist (that is, ST profile), (2) each cluster has different PTs profiles and demographic characteristics, and (3) practitioner's ST profile can be predicted, with good accuracy, based on their PTs profile and demographic characteristics.

Journal

International Journal of System of Systems EngineeringInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2020

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