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Making better decisions using systems thinking : how to stop firefighting, deal with root causes and deliver permanent solutions

Author: J Schaveling; Bill Bryan
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how to understand systems in order to make smarter decisions. It offers managers intervention techniques that enable them to solve the core problem instead of wasting time constantly fighting the symptoms. The most obvious part of any problem is the pain it causes. The desire to end the pain and find a solution, any solution, which will make it go away now is usually so great that it blinds managers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Schaveling; Bill Bryan
ISBN: 9783319638805 3319638807 3319638793 9783319638799
OCLC Number: 1008962861
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter1 Making better decisions using Systems Thinking --
Chapter2 What is systems thinking --
Chapter3 The evolutionary heritage --
Chapter4 Good management --
Chapter5 A systemic view of organisations --
Chapter 6 Impatient managers create chaos --
Chapter7 The Value Creation Model --
Chapter8 The value creation model in action --
Chapter9 What has been done when the work is done --
Chapter10 Driving forces that generate and sustain patterns --
Chapter11 Two driving forces in depth: Mental models and Team learning --
Chapter12 Looking under the surface of the lily pond --
Chapter13 Pitfalls of short time horizon --
Chapter14 Adaptive leadership --
Chapter15 Systemic Pitfalls in Cooperation.
Responsibility: Jaap Schaveling, Bill Bryan.

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This book provides a framework to help managers go beyond simply fighting fires every day, offering the tools to address the underlying causes of recurring problems and deliver long-term solutions.  Read more...

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