Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 404 pages
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).
 

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Preface to the Second Edition
xiv
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
1
From Spatial Blindness to Spatial Sight
33
From Temporal Blindness to Temporal Sight 83 Act II SEEING PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS 158 Scene 1 Relational Blindness
162
From Relational Blindness to Relational Sight 180 Act III SEEING PATTERNS OF PROCESS
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