Systems Thinking – 3rd Edition – ISBN: , View on ScienceDirect. Systems Thinking Authors: Jamshid Gharajedaghi. Systems Thinking has ratings and 23 reviews. by William R. Noonan The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge Systems Thinking by Jamshid Gharajedaghi. Systems Thinking, Third Edition combines systems theory and already a superb book, but Jamshid Gharajedaghi has managed to just do that.
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Balances scientific insight with practical application and business vs philosophical considerations.
Jamshid Gharajedaghi starts the book off with a bang, taking the reader through dealing with concepts such as complexity and emergent system properties. These presciptions show what a successful design for an organization might look like to the reader.
The preface is touching, more so with passing of Dr. Views Read Edit View history. Mar 05, Pavleras rated it liked it.
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Social science has encountered “complexity. This new edition has been updated to include all new chapters on self-organizing systems as well as holistic, operational, and design thinking.
Such a deep look at the sociocultural systems, connections between design, operations and holistic thinking helped to improve my understanding of organizations. But, in a world of accelerating change, increasing uncertainty and growing complexity, it is becoming apparent that these are inadequate as guides to decision and action. Complex logistics and supply chain come to mind if I had to pick an applicaiton.
Mar 17, Eric rated it it was amazing. Jan 28, Rena rated it it was amazing.
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Jan 22, Ian Fleischmann rated it liked it. The additional chapters in design capture the current rage and popularity of the concept and offers fundamental and sound principles for dealing the current “MESS” facing our social systems our country and the global economy.
Development is the capacity to choose; design is a vehicle for enhancement of choice and holistic thinking. Account Options Sign in. Return to Book Page. PaperbackSecond Editionpages.
As the book progresses, the focus shifts from explaination to teaching the reader modes of thought and action to build organization designs that will optimized to operate in a complex environment. Despite the tapering off at the end of the book, I would recommend it for any reader with an interest in why organizations, in general, are unsuccessful in remaining viable in a world where black swan events http: This book is a direct result of the author’s work with the systems methodology first introduced by the author’s partner, Russell Ackoff.
The issue of the century. Interact clients asked the author to write a book to take them “further down the Senge trail”. Jul 19, Peter House rated it really liked it.
It’s a gharajedaghk approach to systems methodology. View all 4 comments. Traditionally, two types of models have been used in efforts to acquire information, knowledge and understanding of social systems: It is about a new mode of seeing, doing and being in the world; a way of thinking through chaos and complexity.
However, it goes beyond the simple declaration of desirability of systems thinking. It speaks to those thinkers and practitioners who have come to realize that learning “to be” is as much a necessary part of a successful professional life as is the learning “to do.
They try to understand rational, emotional, and cultural dimensions of choice and to produce a design that satisfies a multitude of functions. The first part about systems and systems thinking describes some kind of method how to analyse systems.
Want to Read saving…. Designers, in this book, seek to choose rather than predict the future. Nice book about the critical need to architect companies in a way that attends to the individuals that make up the gharqjedaghi as purposeful actors who act in the system as voluntary actors who have a need for personal agency.