Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life: Easyread Comfort 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).
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Overcoming System Blindness ix Act I SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
SEEING PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS 87 Scene 1 Relational Blindness
SEEING PATTERNS OF PROCESS 180 Scene 1 Process Blindness
From Process Blindness to Process Sight 195 Scene 3 The Politics of System Processes 261 Scene 4 The Challenge of Robust Systems 280 Act IV SE...
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