Topic: Scenario Planning

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Using Organizational Learning Tools to Build Community

The Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is the largest two-year technical college in the U.S., serving nearly 70,000 students with an annual budget of …

Entry Points to Modeling: Listening for “Dilemmas”

One of the biggest contributions that systems thinking can make is to help managers build theories about why things happen the way they do.

STOP ’til You Drop” (Your Credit-Card Debt)

As we begin the busiest shopping season of the year, retailers may be in for a big surprise. While holiday shopping usually has people …

Delays-Making the Invisible Visible

At one point in the book The Machine that Changed the World (Womack, Jones, and Roos, 1990), the authors compare the way cars are …

Making It Happen: The Implementation Challenge

About seven years ago, a Fortune 100 corporation began a three-year, $2 million organizational experiment. The goal was to gain a sustainable competitive advantage …

From Spreadsheets to System Dynamics Models

Decision-makers often turn to computer models when they face a problem too “big” to grasp all at once. Having the computer keep track of …

Measuring a City’s Health

When you fly a plane, you need an instrument panel in front of you, with lights and dials telling you how well the parts …

The Process of Dialogue: Creating Effective Communication

Consider any complex, potentially volatile issue — Arab-Israeli relations; the problems between the Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians; the U.S. deficit, healthcare costs, or labor/management …

A Journey Through Organizational Change

In the 1970s and 1980s, Digital Equipment Corporation was a successful, thriving computer manufacturer, second only to industry giant IBM. The company’s networking business, …

Guidelines for Designing Systemic Interventions

The phones were ringing off the hook and the fax machine was humming 24 hours a day. The entire staff of the specialty goods …