Tag: Systems Thinking

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Why Lean Works: A Three-Loop View of the Firm

A few years ago, Industry Week published a survey showing that although nearly 70 percent of all plants used lean manufacturing as an improvement …

Small Company Big Impact! Powerfully Engaging Your Employees to Change the World

How can a small company create the focus and capabilities to have a significant impact in the world? Three years ago, McCarroll Marketing, a …

Making the Jump to Systems Thinking

When Albert Einstein began to play with the theory of quantum physics, he didn’t like it. He spent a few years trying to disprove …

Changing Organizational Culture from a Liability to an Asset

In a commentary on the OP-Ed page of the New York Times entitled “Failure Is Always an Option” (August 2003), Henry Petroski, a civil …

Learning to Create New Knowledge

For many people, the purpose of pursuing organizational learning is to create new knowledge for competitive advantage. Although researchers and managers alike often assume …

Pea Beans in Ethiopia: Challenges of Creating New Business Models for Sustainable Livelihoods

Ethiopia is a wonderfully unusual place in Africa. It has never been colonized, only occupied by the Italians during World War II for about …

Introducing Systems Thinking into Your Organization

So you’ve read The Fifth Discipline, attended the Pegasus “Systems Thinking in Action” Conference, bought simulation software, and created your first computer models. You’re …

Managing the Global to Local Paradox

TEAM TIP In a group, consider how the “global to local paradox” might play itself out in your organization. How do management’s goals and incentives …

A Continuous Learning Approach to Child Welfare

Imagine getting a knock at the door from a social worker telling you that you’re being investigated for abusing your child, and at the …

Engaging Head, Hand, and Heart at the Carrollton Police Department

Carrollton, Texas, is a suburb of 115,000 plus citizens in Northwest Dallas. The Carrollton Police Department (CPD) has 161 sworn personnel, 78 civilian personnel, …