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A Systems Engineering approach to Managing Complexity

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Mastering Complexity
Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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Systems thinking and practice

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What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach...

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Systems Thinking

“Systems Thinking is a proven approach for developing innovative solutions to messy situations that often seem like intractable dilemmas. Would you like to kn...”


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10 Useful Ideas on Systems Thinking - Futurist.com: Futurist Speaker Glen Hiemstra

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.
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Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

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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.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 26, 4:40 AM

Good paper, I recommand. Quote: "The Rosetta Stones presented above provide an overview and brief introduction to a number of overlapping and complementary models that can aid Agile practitioners in finding an effective model to help understand, discuss, and guide organizations that are embarking on the challenging journey of cultural evolution."

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Systems thinking for community groups. Or, how can you change a system if you have no power? | NewStart

Systems thinking for community groups. Or, how can you change a system if you have no power? | NewStart | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Systems thinking can seem complex and inaccessible but even the smallest group of people working towards change can learn from it. Kate Swade sets out five ways in which it can help.
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Systems Thinking | Theory of Constraints Focus

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“Does the sum of several isolated improvements equals an improvement to the overall system?~TheoryofConstraints http://t.co/YIechZXmNL #tocot”


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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...

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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

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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 and practice

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What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach...

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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows)

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows) | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

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.


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Changing the World From Within: An Interview With Eckhart Tolle - Huffington Post

Changing the World From Within: An Interview With Eckhart Tolle - Huffington Post | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
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....
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The Complexity of Complexity

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It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.

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How mental models help you think, teach, and change lives. - Hugh Culver

How mental models help you think, teach, and change lives. - Hugh Culver | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
I can still remember, years ago, stumbling across a hand drawn diagram of a ladder that changed my thinking forever.
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Goldratt Lectures: Thinking Globally - YouTube

Dr. Eli Goldratt speaks on thinking globally, and on the hazards of doing otherwise. A true thinker, Eli shares his philosophy on how to utilize Cause and Ef...

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Peter Senge: "Systems Thinking for a Better World" - Aalto Systems Forum 2014

Peter Senge's keynote speech "Systems Thinking for a Better World" at the 30th Anniversary Seminar of the Systems Analysis Laboratory "Being Better in the Wo...
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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

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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 .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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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.