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This development event explored what metaphors are how they use shapes thinking from two perspectives: non-conscious use of metaphors and the way they frame how people set and then solve problems;  using metaphors to generate and explore new framings and conflicts in framing
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The Variety Calculus was developed by Dr Gordon Niven and Lt Gen Sir David Capewell as an approach to addressing the increasing complexity of military operations and operating environments. It is a synthesis of concepts from cybernetics, complexity theory and systems thinking that seeks to provide a way of thinking about human organisations and purposeful endeavours that can inform how we can develop structures, processes and relationships that a... Read more
At the September 2020 SCiO Open Day Ray Ison and Ed Straw drew on their newly published book ‘The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking’.  They presented a case for the importance of Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) for addressing a range of current crises including the climate emergency. They argued for a theory of change from within civil society and a need to move from understanding to action.  In 2018 Somerset County Council (SCC) gained a nat... Read more
'Essential Balances for Organizational Diagnose and Design’ – Ivo Velitchkov – European commission and Independant Consultant (Eng)
SCiO DACH Buch Club mit Dr. Martin Pfiffner und seinem fantastischen Buch „Die dritte Dimension des Organisierens“ erschienen 2020 bei Springer/ Gabler mit 348 Seiten für 34.99 € als Taschenbuch. eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-29247-8, Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-29246-1 Donnerstag den 28.01.2021 von 16:00 bis 17:30 Uhr GMT virtuell Die 1. Dimension; die Aufbauorganisation Die 2. Dimension; die Ablauforganisation Die 3. Dimension des Organisierens; das ... Read more
The latest Gallup data demonstrates that 66% of the workforce is either sabotaging their workplace, or do not care, and six out of ten millennials are looking for a new job. In contrast, in the highest performing organizations, 70% of the workforce is actively engaged with their workplace, drive everyday innovation, create unparalleled customer value, and grow both personally and professionally. Understanding leadership as an organizational syst... Read more
If systems thinking offers great power, what does great responsibility look like? Benjamin developed the ‘four quadrants of thinking threats’ with the involvement of the SCiO Board (but accepts all responsibility), a simple model seeking to help us all to identify some of the inherent risks in the potential of systems thinking, cybernetics, and complexity to help us to ‘see more’ and ‘know differently’. We will explore physically and intellect... Read more
RRP 49,99 €; vHerausgeber : Springer Vieweg; 1. Aufl. 2021 Edition (5. Januar 2021); Taschenbuch : 202 Seiten; Sprache : Deutsch; ISBN : 3658309822 Groß - und Megaprojekte zeichnen sich besonders durch Ihre Komplexität aus. Damit wirksam umzugehen, ist Gegenstand dieses „Management“-Buches. Dabei werden die den Organisationssystemen zu Grunde liegenden Strukturen mit Ansätzen aus den System- und Komplexitätswissenschaften verständlich gemac... Read more
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[Presentation is in Dutch]   In common parlance ‘systems thinking’ is understood as ‘thinking in systems’ (as the title of Donella Meadows’ posthumously published, widely read book suggests). It relies on systems concepts — such as stocks, flows, feedback loops, network and hierarchy — to structure the problem solving process in relation to particular design challenges. ‘Systems practice’ goes beyond that. It is ‘systems thinking and doing’, or ... Read more
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This session is a brief introduction to what Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH) is, how it fits, where it applies, how it works in a nutshell, and how it relates to other methods in the Systems Thinking meta-approach. There’s also a simplified practical example of CSH in practice, and hopefully a chance for some discussion about applying the method.   About Tony: Tony is a specialist in organisational improvement, including leadership and manag... Read more