Seven Levels of Living Systems

Seven Levels of Living Systems

Systems are made up of a set of components that work together for the overall objective of the whole (output).

Hierarchy of Seven Levels of Thinking

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Cell
Organ
Organism/Individual
Group/Team
Organization
Society/Community
Supranational System/Earth

Organizational focus is on levels 3-6.

Levels of Thinking

“Problems that are created by our current level of thinking can’t be solved by that same level of thinking.”

–Albert Einstein

 

Organizational focus is on levels 3-6. “So…if we generally use analytical thinking, we now need real ‘Systems Thinking’ to resolve our issues.”

–Stephen G. Haines

Rings of Focus and Readiness

levels Increased:

  • Complexity/chaos
  • Readiness/willingness
  • Skills growth

Note:
Rings 3-4-5 are three of the “7 Levels of Living Systems”

Rings 3A-4A-5A are “Collisions of Systems” with other systems