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Chapter 5: Holistic Thinking > 5.1 Iterative process of inquiry - Pg. 112

C h C h a p t e | r s | e f v e n apter ive Holistic Thinking 5.1 IteratIve proCess of InquIry The distinction of systems thinking is its focus on the whole. But in most cases, this claim has been a simple declaration of intent without an explicit, workable methodology. What is systems methodology and how can we use it to get a handle on the whole? There seems to be more agree- ment on the desirability of systems thinking than on its operational definition.