Topic: Personal Mastery

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Creating Learning Organizations

The “learning organization” is fast becoming a corporate buzzword. Many companies are jumping on the bandwagon without really understanding what a learning organization is, or …

Double-Loop Accounting–A Language for the Learning Organization

If accountants (“those bean-counters”) are so dumb and we (“who really know this business”) are so smart, why do they run our companies? We complain …

Stress Management–Whose Job Is It?

Stress management — long the domain of psychiatrists and therapists — is increasingly being recognized by corporate America as a critical workforce issue. The reason …

Growth and Underinvestment: Is Your Company Playing with a Wooden Racket?

Do you recall the first time you picked up a tennis racket? Perhaps it was an old wooden racket you found in your garage, or …

Organizational Addictions: Breaking the Habit

Caffeine Addiction It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. The alarm clock blares, jolting you out of bed. You shuffle down to …

Reinforcing and Balancing Loops: Building Blocks of Dynamic Systems

In the book The Double Helix James Watson describes the process through which he and Robert Crick “cracked” the DNA code. While others were searching …

Graphical Functions: “Seeing” the Full Story

An executive of a large automotive company tells the story of two engineers who were arguing about the correct angle of an engine mount. The …

1990 System Dynamics Conference Focuses on Learning

Learning emerged as the key topic at the 1990 International System Dynamics Conference. The conference, held July 10-13 in Massachusetts, brought together people from over …

Designing Effective Learning Environments

Imagine you are part of a healthcare team that has developed a computer model to grapple with the complex and often conflicting factors involved …

ABC: Initiating Large-Scale Change at Chrysler

When Chrysler adopted activity-based costing (ABC) in 1991, the decision rep; resented more than a simple accounting change. The shift to ABC challenged many …