Discuss how over simplification of complex issues can lead to costs to business practice or even major problems on a global scale. What thinking tools can be employed to help prevent the effects of treating complex issues as if they are simple issues and how can the development and use of these tools be encouraged?
At least one example of a complex problem or issue that has been oversimplified.
Explanation of why the problem is really complex.
At least one version of how the problem was oversimplified.
Suggestions of why people and managers in particular can be inclined to treat complex issues as if they were simple issues.
Proposals for developing thinking tools such as critical thinking approaches and systems thinking.
The role self management has in enabling a manager to successfully deal with the complex issues and how self management can be developed.
Reference to relevant literature.