Systems do not have to be complicated or unintelligible.
A system is just an arrangement of circumstances that makes things happen in a certain way
Now the circumstances may be very different for different systems. for some it may be metal grids, for some, it may be rules and regulations or electronic components, chemical components or anything else.the more complex the system is, the more components are involved in the system.in each case what happens within the system is decided by the nature of the system.
If young children are asked to come up with a potato peeling machine, they come up with a box labeled “potatoes are peeled here”.this is very basic. since they can’t explain it in detail, they just make a box that is a metaphor for the system.
The nature of the system determines what happens
There are three ways in which knowledge of the system can be used.
1. The first useful thing that can come with the knowledge of the system is the avoiding of those errors that arise through thinking the system to be something it is not.
No matter how good a system is at performing a certain function, most systems are rather poor when it comes to performing the opposite function. knowing the limitations of the system by itself doesn’t amount to anything unless acted upon.
2. The second useful thing is the awareness of the limitation of the system.
3. The third way would be to improve the characteristics of the system.
In the early stages of a breath analyzer, a drunk driver ran into a pole. as the police arrived at the scene.he took out his whiskey flask and started t drink it. he told the police that now the car was undrivable, he drank out of shock. There was no way now that his blood alcohol level could be measured before the accident.
Knowledge of a system is very important to improve the system.the more people know, the more improvemnets can be made.