Gestalt Theory


Definition: Gestalt Theory is a broad interdisciplinary concept with a psychological background that suggest that the nature of a complex, unified whole can not be understood by analyzing its parts. The whole is other than the sum of the parts.
Gestalt is a German term, meaning the shape (or essense of an entity's complete form).
Rather it is needed to be able to see the overall structure of a complex problem, considering a whole situation in its entirity (often involving insight as a critical factor).
Related to Systems Thinking.
GT is a key concept in business strategy and corporate strategy development.


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