Holism and Holistic Bank
PRB: a new way of thinking and the new way of imagining the Bank
Holism (from the Greek όλος, meaning "all") is a philosophical stance based on the idea that the properties of a system cannot be explained
exclusively by its components.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Jan Smuts (politician, philosopher and intellectual, author of Holism and Evolution
defined holism as the "tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of the parts through creative evolution"
Jan Christiaan Smuts
(Bovenplaats, 24 May 1870 – Pretoria, 11 September 1950) was a philosopher, soldier and politician,
twice South African Prime Minister.
The overall result of a holistic system, in which all parts collaborate with each other, is much greater than the sum of results
of each part taken independently.
By definition, any system in which all the elements are linked together in perfect harmony and the result produced
is greater than the sum of the performance of the individual factors may be called "holistic".
A biological organism is a typical example of a holistic system since each part collaborates with all the others to keep the organism alive.
When the balance ceases, the organism dies.
A holistic process management system harmoniously connects departments, organizational functions, users, powers, stages, practices,
documents, messages, rules, tasks, times and costs and produces a competitive benefit.