Topic: Scenario Planning

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Lessons in Systems Thinking: A Tale from the Land of Middle Health

Microtown, a small community deep within the Land of Middle Health, isn’t much different from other towns. Its citizens are young and old, rich …

Creating Business Results Through Team Learning

As of 1993, Sigma Tech (a fictional name) was one of the most successful small corporations in the U.S. The company’s business was both …

R&D Funding: Managing the Pipeline

For 50 years, the U.S. government, universities, and corporate labs have led the world in research breakthroughs and Nobel prizes. Recently, however, global and …

Apple’s Dilemma

One of the most delicate balancing acts a company must perform is to introduce a new product without cannibalizing or adversely affecting its existing …

Building Communities of Commitment

Creating learning organizations takes more than a collection of individuals working toward the same cause; it requires building a community of learners who are …

Too Many Boats on the Horizon

Today, fully one-third of the 200 fisheries worldwide monitored by the U.N.’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) are depleted or being overfished…. This view …

Detroit’s Juggling Act: Balancing Production and Quality

Truck sales are on a roll…. US sales of light trucks stormed ahead 24% in January, to 416,828 vehicles, easily outpacing a 7.8% rise …

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: A Guide to the Learning Organization

Jorge Valchez is an organizational development consultant at International Chocolate, Inc., a (fictional) confectionery company. A few years ago, he picked up a copy …

Car Leasing: Are Automakers Gambling Away Their Future?

Ford and some other companies that have pushed (car) leasing hard ‘are making money hand over fist right now,’ says Randall McCathren, whose company, …

Organizations as Learning Systems

The recent decline of well-established firms and the perceived need for corporate renewal has fueled a growing interest in the topic of organizational learning.