Topic: Strategy

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Meetings That Matter: Conversational Leadership in Today’s Schools

If the element in greatest evidence in a school system is “young people,” and the second most prevalent feature is “desks,” surely a close …

Manage by Means, Not Results

Etion line may churn out three different car models in 10 different colors. Sounds inefficient, doesn’t it? At the very least, Toyota’s shop floors …

It’s Not a Behavioral Problem: It’s the System

Don’t ask systems thinkers for advice on managing performance or staff engagement. They will probably say something pretty fruity, and you’ll wind up frustrated …

Nourishing a Science for the 21st Century: An Interview with Rose von Thater-Braan

VS: Your work and training have given you an understanding of both Western and Native science paradigms. Is there an easy way to describe the …

Action-to-Outcome Mapping: Testing Strategy with Systems Thinking

In the “classic” systems thinking approach, a group uses mapping and modeling to help explain an important behavior over time. While we occasionally encounter …

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 …

Reverse Blueprinting in a Creative Mode

TEAM TIP In addition to using systems tools to diagnose and resolve organizational dilemmas, following the examples in this article, experiment with employing such …

The Tall Order of Taming Change

The world has never been certain – the unknown, unexpected, and unimagined have long been central to the human drama. Still, two themes emerged …

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 …

Rising from the Ashes of Digital

Ask three people who worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (Digital or DEC) what went wrong during the rise and fall of one of America’s …