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Systems 2018, 6(2), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems6020023

Maturity Models for Systems Thinking

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530, USA
Received: 27 March 2018 / Revised: 27 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systems Thinking)
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Recent decades have seen a rapid increase in the complexity of goods, products, and services that society has come to demand. This has necessitated a corresponding growth in the requirements demanded of organizational systems and the people who work in them. The competence a person requires to be effective in working in such systems has become an area of increased interest to scholars and practitioners in many disciplines. How can we assess the degree to which a person is executing the competencies required to do good systems work? Several industries now utilize maturity models in the attempt to evaluate and cultivate people’s ability to effectively execute complex tasks. This paper will examine current thought regarding the value and pitfalls of maturity models. It will identify principles and exemplars that could guide the development of a Maturity Model of Systems Thinking Competence (MMSTC) for the varied roles people inhabit in systems contexts. View Full-Text
Keywords: systems thinking; competence; maturity models systems thinking; competence; maturity models
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