- Managing Change And
- Planning and Problem solving
Your team can discover the value of System
Thinking and how to apply many of the tools while working on
an existing, high priority project. Practical, powerful, learning in action!
your organization feeling the effects of unexpected consequences from change
- Are you
operating in fire fighting mode more often than not?
- Are the
challenges you face beginning to have a recurring theme?
|If any of these
statements ring true, you may benefit
from the application of System Thinking Tools.
processes and the organizational environment becomes more dynamic and
complex, business models
that worked in the past will be less effective at managing change and
Traditional business models
work to separate and analyze the
parts of the system
- The parts of
the system may include the equipment, processes, departments and positions
on the organizational chart.
can also include suppliers, customers and intangible elements involved
in the change initiative.
and spend little or no time considering the
dynamic relationships that are integral to how well the
dynamic relationships between the
parts – the people who fill the
positions on the organizational chart for example - are less easy to label
when these relationships fail, the system
Systems Thinking is
based on the concept that we work and live in complex dynamic and
interdependent systems. Because systems
operate as a whole, any action by any part of the system will eventually
effect the whole system.
provides a number of tools and disciplines for predicting the effects of
change, understanding the structures and relationships within the system -
that may be holding problems in place - and identifying the leverage points
for effective change.
It recognizes that many of our attempts to solve tough problems often make
matters worse and offers a method of mapping how changes in one element of a
system influences the rest of the system over time.
workshops take a team through the process of achieving a real business
outcome using Systems Thinking Tools
for problem solving, planning and managing the changes required to complete
Discussions may include . . .
- Understanding the
thinking behind Systems Thinking.
- When to use System
perspectives with Behaviour Over Time (BOT) graphs.
- Using Causal Loop
Diagrams to illustrate business challenges graphically.
- Looking for hidden
relationships by tracing cause effect loops.
- Using Systems
Thinking Archetypes to diagnose structural issues.
- Identifying leverage
points for effective change.
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