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Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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The Complexity of Simplicity | Systems Thinking

The Complexity of Simplicity | Systems Thinking | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
There have been a number of posts over the last few weeks that touted the importance of 'creating simplicity' for making BPM successful. To be honest, I see most of those posts as shallow in their ...
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Empowered People Control Their Own Career - InfoQ.com

Empowered People Control Their Own Career - InfoQ.com | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Fons Leroy, CEO of VDAB (a public employment service in Belgium), talked about how innovation and co-creation has helped strengthen citizens on the labor market.
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Systems Thinking My Way to Freedom | Rise of the Innerpreneur by Tara Joyce

Systems Thinking My Way to Freedom | Rise of the Innerpreneur by Tara Joyce | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
In order to write Pay What It’s Worth, my first book of what I hope is many books, I needed to trick myself into not being so scared. I didn’t believe I could do it. I didn’t trust that I had what it took to fulfill a dream I’d held for so long.
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Systems Thinking for Safety Keynote @ Velocity Conf - InfoQ.com

Systems Thinking for Safety Keynote @ Velocity Conf - InfoQ.com | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
The starting keynote at Velocity Conference Europe 2014 was all about how human error is too often the easiest way to explain away a failure and how a different approach is needed.
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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Lea...

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Lea... | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely
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This is a good article ,easy explained ....but why is it than so difficult to implement.i think we are so focused on the short term results that our mental models are blocking us from our long term thinking

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System Dynamics at MIT

System Dynamics at MIT | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Read about how System Dynamics was invented at MIT in the 1950s by Jay Forrester and how it is still being simulated in our classrooms today.
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Systems Thinking | Systems Thinking

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"It is the task of servant leaders to ask bigger questions." @ESplechter on systems thinking http://t.co/0ceiiZjkgY #ServantLeadership
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If it weren't for the managers…

If it weren't for the managers… | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
“If only it weren't for the managers, the goddamned managers, always getting tangled up in the system. If it weren't for them, the world would be a systems thinker's paradise.” In a previous post, ...
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The Importance of Leadership “Vision” - INSEAD Knowledge (blog)

The Importance of Leadership “Vision” - INSEAD Knowledge (blog) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
In two recent articles, we have examined whether there is a need for a CEO school and what the foundations of effective CEOs are to try and...
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The Complexity of Reductionism: A Case Study of Genetic Engineering

The Complexity of Reductionism: A Case Study of Genetic Engineering | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Introduction As Albert Einstein famously said - “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” In my opinion, there is no area where this statement holds more relevance today than in relation to our...
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8 Things about organisational change and development you may not have known

8 Things about organisational change and development you may not have known | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Organisational change and development refers to the collection of processes followed by organisations with the aim of optimizing their performance and...
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Coaching and systems thinking | ILM – Insight

Coaching and systems thinking | ILM – Insight | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

“Systems thinking - the belief that the relationship between things is the driver of change – is a vital tool for leaders, says John Blakey, co-author of Challenging Coaching”


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Leadership and Systems Thinking

Leadership and Systems Thinking | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.
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The Complexity of Simplicity

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Dealing with uncertainty: an HR approach to building an agile organisation - Bangkok Post

Dealing with uncertainty: an HR approach to building an agile organisation - Bangkok Post | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
“When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight,” Jack Welch, the former CEO and chairman of General Electric once said.
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Systems thinking: Panacea to organisational change

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I argue that for local non-governmental organisations and other corporate bodies to manage and survive the complex and often dynamic environment

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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

Via Jürgen Kanz
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This is a good article , easy explained .Everything is so common sense , and why is it than so difficult to implement ?My opinion is that we are so focused on short term goals , that our mental models block us to think more globally

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.
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2014 SDM Thinking Conference: What Is Systems Thinking and Why Is It Important? - YouTube

“Systems thinking is the core principle of the MIT System Design and Management (SDM) program. It is also the foundation of systems engineering, which is one ...”


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Framework for Fairness: A model for fair decision making in business

Framework for Fairness: A model for fair decision making in business | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Some notions seem obvious: the need to be fair, the need to do right. And yet in our societies we are not equal. We fail to do the right thing on many levels, not because we are bad people, but bec...

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Claude Emond's curator insight, October 30, 10:29 PM

This is an awesome post. Very nice framework.I will promote it, try it myself and add it in my decision making workshops

Claude Emond's curator insight, October 30, 10:32 PM

This is an awesome post. Very nice framework.I will promote it, try it myself and add it in my decision making workshops

Pierre Deschênes's curator insight, October 31, 2:25 PM

Un processes simple pour mesurer et concevoir l'équité. 

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Introduction to System Dynamics

Introduction to System Dynamics | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design.


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Principles and Glossary of Presencing | Theory U

Principles and Glossary of Presencing | Theory U | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, October 23, 3:24 AM

Important principle:

Energy follows attention. Wherever you place your attention, that is where the energy of the system will go. “Energy follows attention” means that we need to shift our attention from what we are trying to avoid to what we want to bring into reality.

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Twelve leverage points - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Twelve leverage points

The twelve leverage points to intervene in a system were proposed by Donella Meadows, a scientist and system analyst focused on environmental limits to economic growth. The leverage points, first published in 1997, were inspired by her attendance at a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meeting in the early 1990s where she realized that a very large new system was being proposed but the mechanisms to manage it were ineffective.

“RT @nickgogerty: Trying to create change? Consider the 12 leverage points for #systemsthinking http://t.co/E4ChOJmBSS”;


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How Systems Thinking Can Impact Climate Change

How Systems Thinking Can Impact Climate Change | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Systems thinker: a phrase that has come to define my method for problem solving, my approach to tackling the world’s greatest challenges, and most importantly, who I am today.
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Mental Model: Complex Adaptive Systems

Mental Model: Complex Adaptive Systems | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Let's explore the concept of complex adaptive systems.

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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, July 21, 2:33 PM

Probably the clearest explanation I've read of the distinction between complicated, complex, and adaptive.  Well worth a read