Quotes in interactions
the performance of the whole is never the sum of the performance of the parts taken separately, but it's the product of their interactions.
A system is never the sum of its parts its the product of their interaction.
In a system the best way to treat a problem is seldom where the problem appears, because of the interactions of the parts.
The only way to find out what will happen when a complex system is disturbed is to disturb the system, not merely to observe it passively.
the system that people work in and the interaction with people may account for 90 or 95 percent of performance.
Management of a system requires knowledge of the interrelationships between all of the components within the system and of everybody that works in it.
The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Never give children a chance of imagining that anything exists in isolation. Make it plain from the very beginning that all living is relationship. Show them relationships in the woods, in the fields, in the ponds and streams, in the village and in the country around it. Rub it in.