Recently while talking with Richard Wilkinson, one of our contributing writers, he mentioned his favorite contribution to Futurist.com. Richard asked us to re-post his favorite “10 Useful Ideas on Systems Thinking”, which he wrote for us in 2001.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.
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.
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
Ides De Vos's insight:
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
Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.
In Changing the World From Within, Eckhart Tolle speaks to Suza about the violence in our world -- and how human beings can lose their sense of humanity and empathy, inflicting suffering on one another....
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