Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2009 - Business & Economics - 424 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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Contents

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
1
SEEING PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS 84 Scene 1 Relational Blindness
86
From Relational Blindness to Relational Sight
96
SEEING PATTERNS OF PROCESS
175
SEEING UNCERTAINTY
297
Facing and Escaping the Uncertainties of Existence 348 The Next ActSeeing More
359
Notes
373
About BerrettKoehler Publishers
380
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Oshry is the creator of Power Lab and The Organization Workshop on Creating Partnership.

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