May 28, 2010
Seeing Your Company as a SystemMuch-needed guidance on making companies more employee-centered, adaptive, and capable
This is an article from Strategy+Business by Andrea Gabor:
… No matter how disparate the causes of failure, there is always a common thread: somewhere, somehow, management has let its attention slip. …[Now] is an opportune time to reflect on the leading ideas that have shaped what we know about the management of social systems, particularly corporations, and how to stabilize and improve them.
The recognition that a company is a complex social system and a living community has been an underlying theme of leading management thinkers as far back as the early 20th century. Nevertheless, the machine continues to be the dominant metaphor for business leaders, …
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More recently, systems thinking and social complex system are now considered 2 out of 4 distinct contextual problem domains (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin).
Posted by: Yeu Wen at Jun 5, 2010 12:29:22 PM