Discuss about the Importance of System Thinking in Developing Solutions to Domestic Violence.
The following essay tries to illustrate the identification of challenges in procuring and practicing sustainability. With the identification of such challenges an effective tool is going to be devised. The tool that has been taken into account for the implementation to overcome the challenges of sustainability is system thinking. System thinking is associated with management discipline that is channelized through the intelligibility of a system in an organisation that is linked with organisational or social environment of an individual (Perdicoúlis 2016). Through system thinking an individual is carried through the process of human and non-human linkage. System thinking, in general, comprises of the entities such as policies, process, practice and people of an organisation. System thinking can be studied through two different perspectives- open and closed. The closed perspective of system thinking is the external boundaries of the thought process of an individual in relation to the system’s core process. On the contrary, the open perspective is the links with the systems’ environment (Basile and Caputo 2017).
In order to identify and overcome the challenges of sustainability in any discipline, the thought process needs to be developed as a corrugated process linking each fold of the process with the problem found during the study of the sustainability. This essay is going to find out how effective this would be for the specific findings of the entities of the challenges to sustainability with special focus on domestic violence in Australia. According to the Family Law Act of 1975, domestic violence is “violent, threatening or other behavior by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person's family, or causes the family member to be fearful” (Legislation.gov.au 2017). The impact of domestic violence in the world of twenty first century is not just limited to physical abuse alone but to sexual, emotional and mental abuse as well. Physical abuse, though, is the most common form of domestic violence; it includes a pattern of hitting, kicking, punching and burning. Based on the research conducted in the recent years, it can be stated that one in three Australian women has experienced domestic violence, since the age of fifteen. Domestic violence is one of the direst issues one faces today, because of its impact and consequences like family dysfunction, depression and self-conscious. Addressing the challenge of domestic violence requires the social beings to act and be educated so that such wicked problem is fought against. Social beings as individuals, households, schools and community groups ought taken such issue as a derogatory one and the overcoming factor of the issue needs to be considered as an obligation. There has been little research directed at understanding why intervention strategies with perpetrators are only minimally effective. A systems approach encourages the exploration of the relationships between social, environmental and economic interactions. This essay aims to portray a System thinking method, which will be quite effective method to deal with domestic violence, which will provide us an overall strategy that can be available to handling the issues and sectors of domestic violence.
The worst victims to the domestic violence in any society are the women. The following statistical graph clearly demonstrates a comparative study that shows how women are victimized to the domestic violence in the country:)
The aforementioned diagram succinctly shows that there have been 1,479,900 female partners in relationship who have been shattered by continuous domestic violence. In this context, it can be stated that females in comparison to the males are highly perpetrated to the force of domestic violence such as mental and physical trauma and torture. S one of the most heinous practice in domestic level has been non- consensual intimacy that can also be treated as physical molestation of the women. However, domestic violence to the male counterpart cannot be neglected. Intimate partners’ violence remains at the apex of its position in different modes. According to an article by ABC News, Australia, 1 out of 4 women faces intimate violence in domestic level from the age of 15. This might comprise of sexual or other psychological violence (abc.net.au 2017).
Many of the research works have found and considered domestic violence to be a strong barrier to sustaining the works in social and organisational level. According to the Bureau of Crime Statistics, 6% of the Australian women aged from 18 are assaulted- both physically and mentally each year affecting more than $4 billion in economic development. Domestic violence and the access to job opportunity by the women in the country are correlatively affected thus adversely impacting upon the overall sustainable economic and community development of a country. According to an article published in the European Union, social sustainability directly impacts upon the organisational sustainability as both are interrelated (enviroinfo.eu 2017). According to Brundtland’s report published in the United Nations, the mainspring of the growth of an economy is the technological advancement however; one cannot deny the contribution of social wellbeing. In his report Brundtland has clearly specified that besides economical development and ecological development, the social condition needs to be developed so as to ensure sustainability (Tàbar and Chabay 2013). Social sustainability in the context of globalization has become quite important so as to conform how this would compile to the overall economic development of a country. As a matter of fact, this has to be taken into certain consideration that in most of the cases the social imbalance hinders overall growth of a nation (www.un-documents.net 2017).
Taking the aforementioned discussion into consideration it needs to be taken into certain consideration that the business sectors need to focus more on the recruitment process. Hiring women in the higher position becomes an obligation for the business organisations. Domestic violence becomes a solid hindrance in front of the women employees, specifically in the higher position. The progressive decisions taken by the companies are highly affected by the social condition of the business (Turcu 2013). As a matter of fact, this needs more comprehensive understanding of how the women are behaved in the domestic circumstances. Sustainability in the human resource department would sincerely focus on the cognitive as well as behavioral development of the female employees so as to engage them with the existing task and drive them to the organisational objectives. Often the organisations are found to be developing certain policies for the welfare of the women- specifically for the welfare of the mothers who are observed to be acting as the driving force for both the organisations and the family. There are some rectifying measures that are highly effective from the mastering position of the women in senior executive level in an organisation; this has to be devised as the changing milieu of the female workforce of a company (Nguyen and Bosch 2013). A psychological understanding needs to be concretized by the organisations so as to maintain the sustainability in human resource practices. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence has formulated some important strategies and directed the business organisations to maintain certain policies for the welfare of the working female workforce so as to define it through the basic understanding of the policies that have been taken into certain understanding for the entire case. In order to deploy the women in senior executive position, the iceberg model can be implemented for the further evaluation of the process (Rauschmayer, Omann and Frühmann 2012). This is used as the system thinking tool used for the evaluation of the behavioral, structural and mental pattern of an individual. The following diagram demonstrates the iceberg model formulated by M. Goodman:
In order to implement strategic forces towards the sustainable development of a community the iceberg model would highly associate the social role of an individual. In this context, it needs to be taken into certain consideration pertaining to the effective understanding of the process. The traditional thought process such as going out of the house by women or taking family decisions and so on. The organisations through assigning important leadership roles to the female workers would change the process. However, domestic violence often hinders the women from taking significant leadership roles as they turn into a puny individual, a very wimped one. Assigning leadership role to the women becomes a huge obligation for the organisations pertaining to the effective role play of every employee. By implementing the ice berg model the constraints and the complexities of self image has been identified as the major problem for the evaluation of the attribute of the female workers in the organisations who have been suffering from domestic violence over the years. Self image stimulates the individual workers to conceive either positive or negative perception upon the changes undertaken in the purpose of sustainability. One of the most important factors behind such problem has been the creation of mixed image in the workplace. Prevalence of the female employees in the senior managerial body would definitely encourage and motivate other female employees in strengthening their professional attributes. According to Loorbach and Wijsman (2013), this process of solve the wicked problem that has remained prevalent throughout the years.
One of the most important aspects in this context has been familial rape and molestation that undoubtedly shatters the exact understanding of the process. The wicked problem lies in this fact that post trauma period for the women becomes unproductive. As a matter of fact, this has been taken into certain consideration with the effective understanding that this has been taken into certain consideration for the effective issues.
According to Hinrichs (2014), in order to ensure sustainability in the business sector three pillars of sustainability needs to be taken into consideration thus leading towards successful execution. There are three obvious pillars of sustainability:
These three pillars can put greater impact upon the thwart of the wicked challenges. In order to meet the requirements pertaining to the society, most of the organisations tend to maintain positive work environment so as to direct the employees towards personal and professional success. For instance, the MNCs like Microsoft Corporation, Mercedes and others have been focusing on recruiting a diversified workforce. However, the initial challenge for the companies would be to manage the diversified mentality of the working individuals, yet it would lead them towards achieving a positive and productive working condition. In this case, the women or the other employees – victim to domestic violence would get a strong platform to share their individual, personal and professional problems with each other. In order to address the social complexities such as the women not being allowed to work in professional sectors, the companies need to provide them with new openings offering them handsome salary.
The aforementioned process is hereby agreed with because of its authentic process distribution. As a matter of fact, this has been taken into certain consideration pertaining to the exact implementation of the leadership deployment process considering the three pillars and ice berg model. The position decision making for the women needs to be strengthened as it would eradicate the social discrimination. With the effective understanding of the process, this has been taken into certain consideration pertaining to the fact that there has been a serious concern for the cognitive and behavioral development of both the genders.
Recent study has found that in legal sector in Australia; most of the students are women. The recent Canadian government comprises of equal number of male and female members. Most of the commonwealth members are female. With gradual uplifting of the process and the advancement of progressive mindset, this has to be taken into account that the skills and knowledge is equally distributed. However, the social discrimination has been hindering the overall development of the women in the professional level. It can thus be concluded that the analysis done on the basis of the ongoing perception of the social and domestic turmoil conducted upon the women stringently provides a structural concept of how the systematic thought process would be considering the effective consequence in both domestic and professional level.
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