A contributor on LinkedIn had wisdom to write: "A system is. Anything that follows that is either redundant or restrictive."
To some extent I agree, but perhaps not for obvious reasons.
I dropped out of system thinking dialogue for the lack of in-depth consideration of natural systems that ... well, are natural and work.
In particular, the role of quantum coherence in organising systems.
As this article explains:
"Molecular biologists "are trained to look at the molecule," Engel said. "We don't usually design systems. We design molecules. The question becomes: Which aspects of this do we strive to recreate? We are very interested in the design principles. How could you design one of these?"
I believe that unless you're talking quantum principles, as applied to systems, you're wasting time (pun not originally intended, but in hindsight, a good one ... in that with quantum coherence there is an immediate "at-once" connectedness to life, that obviously wastes no time whatsoever. Can't get more efficient than that, or more effective and immediate :).