Topic: System Dynamics

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The Learning Organization: From Vision to Reality

Building learning organizations requires more than just “re-engineering” our existing structures. It requires a whole new vision of what organizations can become and a …

Systems Thinking and Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Throughout my 17 years as an executive in various hospitals and healthcare systems, systems thinking has become an increasingly important element in my work.

Using “Success to the Successful” to Avoid Competency Traps

Have you ever wondered why clocks run in the…uh…clockwise direction? Or why the QWERTY keyboard design is the standard for virtually all English typewriters …

The Emergence of Learning Communities

Meeting the challenges that face our society today will require us to go beyond traditional organizational, gender, and ethnic boundaries. Learning in community offers …

Levels of Understanding: “Fire-fighting” at Multiple Levels

It’s another busy night in the hospital emergency room. Several car accident victims have been rushed into surgery, one little boy is having a …

POWERSIM™: Modeling with Flow Diagrams

Your management team has been working on creating a causal loop diagram that describes the challenges of launching a new product (sec “Two Product …

The Problem with Promotions

“The compact disc…has one big advantage over the old LP: it lasts almost forever. Great for consumers, a worry for record companies. Indeed, [this] …

The “Attractiveness Principle”: Trying to Be All Things to All People

Your friends raved about the new restaurant in town — “Great food, great service, great price” — so you finally decided to go. By …

What Companies Can Learn from Urban Dynamics

You won’t find Detroit, Philadelphia, or Los Angeles listed in Fortune’s 1993 ‘Top Ten Cities For Business.” In the last four decades, Detroit has …

Managed Competition: Let the Patient Beware

In an average year, one dollar out of every 10 I bring home goes for health insurance. My premium went up 10 percent in …