9780415185295

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline: Learning within the Unknowable

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415185295

  • ISBN10:

    0415185297

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-03
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Written in a clear and straightforward manner,Rethinking the Fifth Disciplinemakes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline of systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in the context of the learning organization, including creativity and organizational transformation. Key features include a review and critique of "Fifth Discipline" and systemic thinking, an introduction to the gurus (Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman), a redefinition of management, a guide to choosing, implementing, and evaluating improvement strategies, and practical illustrations.

Table of Contents

Systematic thinking, not reductionism
Issues and dilemmas, not problems
Balancing confusion with clarity
Debating boundaries, clients, issues and silemmas
Deepening systematic appreciation
Exploring purpose(s) and action
Systems of processes
Systems of structure
Systemns of meaning
Systenms of knowledge-power
Systematic management
Systematic measurement
Balancing instrumenatlism witn experience
Teaching and learning systematic management
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