Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
This book is about seeing systems. It is about overcoming system blindness. It is about seeing our part in the context of the whole in ways that enable us to avoid misunderstandings and to interact more productively across organizational lines (Act One). It is about seeing the present in the context of the past, such that we can get a more accurate picture of our current condition (Act One). It is about seeing ourselves in relationship with others and creating satisfying and productive partnerships in these relationships (Act TwoIt is about seeing our systems' processes in ways that enable us to create systems with extraordinary capacities for surviving and developing (Act Three). It is about seeing the uncertainties in our system conditions in ways that enable us to move past the destructive battles of righteous position versus righteous position (Act IV).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
More Praise for Seeing Systems
Preface to the Second Edition
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
From Spatial Blindness to Spatial Sight
From Temporal Blindness to Temporal Sight 83 Act II SEEING PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS 158 Scene 1 Relational Blindness
From Relational Blindness to Relational Sight 180 Act III SEEING PATTERNS OF PROCESS
Other editions - View all
agendas Anthropologists Barb’s Bart and Barb Bart’s society big picture blame Blind Reflex Bob and Betty Burdened Tops can’t Center Ring classroom coach create Dance of Blind Daniel dealing Eddie ence End/Middle/End dance End/Middle/End relationships Ends evaluate experience falling into becoming GroupThink happen higher-ups Image Immigrants interactions invisible isn’t issues and conflicts Jack Jack’s Leader Let’s looking meeting ment Mick Mick’s Moira old dance shaking Oppressed Bottoms organizational Oshry ourselves pattern pinball Possibility of Partnership Power Lab problem professor Provider/Customer relationships relational blindness responsible for resolving riences Sandra says Scene Service Provider shift Side Show society’s sometimes spatial blindness story student stuff swimmers system blindness system members temporal blindness there’s they’re things tion TOOT Top and Bottom Top/Bottom relationship Torn Middles transformation truth unfolding Universal Civics Course Unsupported we’re What’s wipeout Workers wouldn’t You’re