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Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking Author Piero Mella
ISBN-10 9788847025653
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 304
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The core belief underlying this book is that the most useful and effective models to strengthen our intelligence are system ones, developed following the logic of Systems Thinking. Such models can explore complexity, dynamics, and change, and it is the author’s view that intelligence depends on the ability to construct models of this nature. The book is designed to allow the reader not only to acquire simple information on Systems Thinking but above all to gradually learn the logic and techniques that make this way of thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence. In order to aid the learning and practice of the Systems Thinking discipline, the author has abandoned a rigid formal language for a more discursive style. He writes in the first person, with an ample number of citations and critical analyses, and without ever giving in to the temptation to use formal mathematics.

Systems Cybernetics Control and Automation

Systems  Cybernetics  Control  and Automation Author Spyros G. Tzafestas
ISBN-10 9788793609075
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 516
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Systems, cybernetics, control, and automation (SCCA) are four interrelated and overlapping scientific and technological fields that have contributed substantially to the development, growth, and progress of human society. A large number of models, methods, and tools were developed that assure high efficiency of SCCA applied to practical situations. The real-life applications of SCCA encompass a wide range of man-made or biological systems, including transportations, power generation, chemical industry, robotics, manufacturing, cybernetics organisms (cyborgs), aviation, economic systems, enterprise, systems, medical/health systems, environmental applications, and so on. The SCCA fields exhibit strong influences on society and rise, during their use and application, many ethical concerns and dilemmas. This book provides a consolidated and concise overview of SCCA, in a single volume for the first time, focusing on ontological, epistemological, social impact, ethical, and general philosophical issues. It is appropriate for use in engineering courses as a convenient tutorial source providing fundamental conceptual and educational material on these issues, or for independent reading by students and scientists. Included in the book is: Background material on philosophy and systems theoryMajor ontological, epistemological, societal and ethical/philosophical aspects of the four fields that are considered in the bookOver 400 references and a list of 130 additional books in the relevant fields Over 100 colored photos and 70 line figures that illustrate the text

Systems Thinking in Museums

Systems Thinking in Museums Author Yuha Jung
ISBN-10 9781442279254
Release 2017-10-06
Pages 276
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Systems Thinking in Museums explores systems thinking and the practical implication of it using real-life museum examples to illuminate various entry points and stages of implementation and their challenges and opportunities. Its premise is that museums can be better off when they operate as open, dynamic, and learning systems as a whole as opposed to closed, stagnant, and status quo systems that are compartmentalized and hierarchical. This book also suggests ways to incorporate systems thinking based on reflective questions and steps with hopes to encourage museum professionals to employ systems thinking in their own museum. Few books explore theory in practice in meaningful and applicable ways; this book offers to unravel complex theories as applied in everyday practice through examples from national and international museums.

Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development

Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development Author Baporikar, Neeta
ISBN-10 9781522530107
Release 2017-11-03
Pages 475
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As entrepreneurs seek to gain an advantage against their competitors, understanding how to share information throughout their organization will be vital in their success. Accordingly, it is critical for researchers, managers, and consultants to strengthen their own systems to facilitate knowledge management and implement strategies that will launch them into the future. Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development is an integral reference volume featuring leading academic research on the management and creation of knowledge and organizational development theories and models. Including coverage on a variety of related perspectives and subjects, such as infrastructure and services for knowledge organizations, ethics and the impact on knowledge management, and the future of knowledge workers, this book is an ideal reference source for organizational development specialists, consultants, policy makers, researchers, and graduate business students looking for advanced research on cultural aspects of knowledge management and creativity, innovation, and technology in learning communities.

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture

A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture Author Saha, Pallab
ISBN-10 9781466645196
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 580
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Organizational complexity is an unavoidable aspect of all businesses, even larger ones, which can hinder their ability to react to sudden or disruptive change. However, with the implementation of enterprise architecture (EA), businesses are able to provide their leaders with the resources needed to address any arising challenges. A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture highlights the current advances in utilizing enterprise architecture for managing organizational complexity. By demonstrating the value and usefulness of EA, this book serves as a reference for business leaders, managers, engineers, enterprise architects, and many others interested in new research and approaches to business complexity.

Systemic Thinking

Systemic Thinking Author Patrick T. Hester
ISBN-10 9783319076294
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 241
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Whether you’re an academic or a practitioner, a sociologist, a manager, or an engineer, one can benefit from learning to think systemically. Problems (and messes) are everywhere and they’re getting more complicated every day. How we think about these problems determines whether or not we’ll be successful in understanding and addressing them. This book presents a novel way to think about problems (and messes) necessary to attack these always-present concerns. The approach draws from disciplines as diverse as mathematics, biology and psychology to provide a holistic method for dealing with problems that can be applied to any discipline. This book develops the systemic thinking paradigm, and introduces practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach.

Digital Valley

Digital Valley Author Pearl Zhu
ISBN-10 9781483567365
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 200
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We are moving to the deep, deep digital dynamic, hopefully, we are also moving from the Industrial Age to the Digital Era with the abundance of wisdom slowly and steadily. The purpose of Digital Valley - Five Pearls of Wisdom to Make Profound Influence is to guide digital leaders and professionals to understand the multidimensional digital wisdom in making fair judgments and sound decisions on the daily basis, also, inspire them to make a profound positive influence on both professional career and personal life. If knowledge is concrete, intelligence is contextual, and then wisdom is abstract and wider, with the following dimensions: Chapter 1 Creative wisdom: Creativity is a higher level of thinking which could leads to wisdom because it often imposes a higher cognitive load as you think 'harder' and consciously use different kinds of thought processes and thinking tools like association, perspective shifting, opposites etc., when you are wanting to come up with a creative solution to a challenge. A certain mental, psychological and conditional chemistry is needed to break-away from thoughts that others have thought about. So creativity appears to be beyond the conventional thinking - where you have left the confines of other people's thoughts. Creativity is context - dependent, so it could mean a type of contextual intelligence. Chapter 2 Strategic wisdom: Strategic Thinking is the ability to think on a temporal plane. Strategic Thinking is about where you are, where you want to be, identify the gap and create the alternate approaches to anticipate and provide solutions. Strategic Thinking is more about making decisions directly towards achieving defined outcomes as a purposive activity, so it is the “keep the end in mind” thought process. It is the wisdom because the strategy is often the guide and roadmap to navigate us toward the right direction. Chapter 3 System Wisdom: Systems Thinking is a way of understanding complexity. Systems Thinking by definition is a cognitive thinking process, a profound thinking process to embrace holism and nonlinearity. Systems Thinking is a type of synthetic thinking with a complex mix of several components, typically it includes: Dynamic Thinking (positioning your issue as part of a pattern of behavior that has developed over time); Scientific Thinking (using models to test hypotheses and discard falsehoods, not just to ascertain ‘the truth’); Cause-effective Thinking (constructing a model to explain how the problem behavior arises); ‘Forest’ Thinking (seeing the ‘big picture’ and taking a more holistic view of that system); Analytical Thinking (analyzing how things actually work, the cause and effect relationships), and Quantitative’ Thinking: (quantifying not just the hard data but also the soft variables that are operating in the system). Chapter 4 Decision wisdom: The majority of leaders and professional spend a significant amount of time on making large or small decisions in the work and life. It takes wisdom (and often collective wisdom) to make effective decisions. There is fuzziness in the decision because there is fuzziness in conflicting criteria. At the digital era, making data-based decisions means to leverage analytical thinking , advanced analytic tools, the human’s intuition, and add the “wisdom” in the decision process to improve the overall effectiveness of decision making. Chapter 5 Culture wisdom: The definition of culture is “the mindsets, attitudes, feelings, values and behaviors that characterize and inform a group and its members.” From business perspective, culture is the way how we think and do things around here, it is the collective mindset; with the trend of digitalization and globalization, culture wisdom is the type of intelligence for tolerance of ambiguity, a set of capabilities for cultural cognition, learning agility, handling complexity, communicating virtually, and working across cultures with flexibility. Therefore, culture intelligence becom

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness Author Amanda Ie
ISBN-10 9781118294918
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 1248
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

The Knowledge Evolution

The Knowledge Evolution Author Verna Allee
ISBN-10 9781136357190
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 296
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The Knowledge Evolution offers a unique and powerful road map for understanding knowledge creation, learning, and performance in everyday work. This book reframes current thinking by delving into the hidden world of knowledge supporting both individual and organizational performance, laying the foundation for the emerging art of knowledge management. Packed with best practices from leading edge companies, essential guidelines, design principles, analogies, and conceptual frameworks, it serves as a practical guidebook for mastering the Knowledge Era. It will help managers make more intelligent decisions about knowledge creation, reduce wasteful technology investments and lead to new ease and confidence in applying knowledge and learning principles for themselves and for their organizations. Verna Allee delves into current thinking and practice to unravel the genetic code of knowledge itself. This revolutionary approach has surfaced a simple and elegant knowledge archetype. She demonstrates how this archetype can help us deal with complexity and suggests ways of self-organizing that make profound sense in today's networked enterprises. From strategies for core knowledge competencies to the key components of individual expertise, The Knowledge Evolution zeroes in on the critical success factors for the knowledge-based enterprise. What emerges is an approach to knowledge management that is simple enough to communicate at every level of the organization, yet rich enough to encompass all the complexity of modern enterprises. Verna Allee is the founder of Integral Performance Group, a consulting practice in California that specializes in the learning organization, knowledge competencies, organizational systems change, systems thinking, total quality and learning, benchmarking support, best practices research, and strategic development. She holds a degree in the Study of Human Consciousness and her work is informed by a deep interest in intelligence, human development, cognition, intuition and consciousness. She is the author of Learning Links: Enhancing Individual and Team Performance, Pfeiffer and Co-Jossey Bass, 1996.

Systems Intelligence Discovering a Hidden Competence in Human Action and Organizational Life

Systems Intelligence   Discovering a Hidden Competence in Human Action and Organizational Life Author
ISBN-10 9789512271689
Release 2004
Pages 318
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Systems Intelligence Discovering a Hidden Competence in Human Action and Organizational Life has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Systems Intelligence Discovering a Hidden Competence in Human Action and Organizational Life also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Systems Intelligence Discovering a Hidden Competence in Human Action and Organizational Life book for free.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense Author Kees van der Heijden
ISBN-10 0470687290
Release 2009-08-13
Pages 320
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This book helps managers move beyond the idea that the future of business will resemble the past and allows them to use scenarios to imagine multiple perspectives. The concepts of organizational realities, experience, and beliefs are explored to encourage and embrace change in business organizations for a successful future.

Qualification for computer integrated manufacturing

Qualification for computer integrated manufacturing Author Felix Rauner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037300616
Release 1995-09-19
Pages 237
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The introduction of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing plays a vital role in ensuring economic competitiveness. The implementation of CIM has long been considered to be problematic. As a consequence of this, discussions as to the suitability of a particular organisation or process for CIM have focused almost exclusively on the technical issues. However, it has now become clear that CIM affects almost all aspects of an enterprise, and considerations of qualification for CIM should not, therefore, be limited merely to technical aspects. Its introduction is as much a matter of the organisation of work, and of organisation development. High quality, flexible manufacturing processes can be achieved only by maintaining a balance between the implementation of new technology, the organisation of work, and vocational education. The qualification of employees and their willingness in the introduction of CIM is an essential key to success.

The World Caf

The World Caf  Author Juanita Brown
ISBN-10 9781609940393
Release 2005-06-05
Pages 300
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The World Cafe is a flexible, easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing mutual knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action. Based on living systems thinking, this innovative approach creates dynamic networks of conversation that can catalyze an organization or community's own collective intelligence around its most important questions. Filled with stories of actual Cafe dialogues in business, education, government, and community organizations across the globe, this uniquely crafted book demonstrates how the World Cafe can be adapted to any setting or culture. Examples from such varied organizations as Hewlett-Packard, American Society for Quality, the nation of Singapore, the University of Texas, and many others, demonstrate the process in action. Along with its seven core design principles, The World Cafe offers practical tips for hosting "conversations that matter" in groups of any size- strengthening both personal relationships and people's capacity to shape the future together.

Organisational Change Development

Organisational Change   Development Author Rica Viljoen
ISBN-10 9781869225681
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 238
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Organisational Change & Development (OCD) is designed to capture leading-edge thinking about OCD in organisations as it merges with traditional African wisdom. It manifests in issues that differ from organisational effectiveness efforts to a highly individualised craft of catalyst practitioner. In an attempt to provide a solid conceptualisation of the field of study, a framework of inclusivity that can be followed, case studies and OCD methodologies, this book strives to combine some of the practices into reality. The book concludes with a chapter that studies international trends in organisational change and development. The assumptions of the evolving field of consulting psychology are incorporated. The multi-cultural nature of the new world of work and the increasingly diverse settings of organisations of the future ask for higher levels of complexity handling ability, systems thinking ability and the ability to be authentic. Content includes: • Organisational change and development in the new world of work • Organisational change and development methodologies • Change models and approaches • Human reactions to change • Alternative organisational change and development interventions and modalities • Value circles as a way of creating inclusivity in emerging economies • Measuring the effectiveness of organisational change and development • Building strategic architecture • Creating radical organisational transformation through translation of strategy • Organisational change and development in the next decade

Creative Space

Creative Space Author Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
ISBN-10 3540284583
Release 2005-12-02
Pages 288
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Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this new paradigm such as the Shinayakana Systems Approach, the organizational knowledge creation theory, in particular SECI Spiral, and the Rational Theory of Intuition – resulting in the concept of Creative Space. This monograph presents and analyzes in detail this new concept together with its ontology – the list and meanings of the analyzed nodes of this space and of the character of transitions linking these nodes.

Conversations in Leadership

Conversations in Leadership Author
ISBN-10 1869220595
Release 2004
Pages 421
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Conversations in Leadership has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Conversations in Leadership also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Conversations in Leadership book for free.

The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching

The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching Author Michel Moral
ISBN-10 9781134047154
Release 2008-12-23
Pages 392
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An effective coach can help the business leader make sense of the challenges and complexities of modern international business, unlocking the potential of both leader and organization. This important new handbook offers the first comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theory and practice of international business coaching, drawing on the very latest academic research, as well as real-world examples of international best practice. This book provides practitioners and students with an innovative theoretical framework, which extends existing coaching models to place coaching within cultural, organizational and group-team contexts. Contributors from around the world explore different perspectives and practices and offer practical tools to apply the theories and models to the real-life business context. The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching is essential reading for all trainee business coaches, all students of coaching theory and method, and for all business leaders looking to understand better the role of the modern business coach.