Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference

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Using systems science to support a learning mode in teams

'Abdu'l-Baha says that truth "does not accept division." And yet, in our increasingly interconnected and complex world, truth can often seem very elusive. Appeals to subject-matter expertise alone are insufficient. And calls for increased interdisciplinary decision-making do not address the many barriers to success. In this talk, we will explore system science tools that are being used to help highly interdisciplinary teams make decisions in complex situations. Examples will be drawn from experience in modelling the coronavirus pandemic and in participating in the Institute Process.