Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture / Edition 3

Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture / Edition 3

by Jamshid Gharajedaghi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123859158

ISBN-13: 9780123859150

Pub. Date: 07/13/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

In a global market economy, a viable business cannot be locked into a single form or function anymore. Rather, success is contingent upon a self-renewing capacity to spontaneously create structures, functions, and processes responsive to a fluctuating business landscape. Now in its third edition, Systems Thinking synthesizes systems theory and interactive

Overview

In a global market economy, a viable business cannot be locked into a single form or function anymore. Rather, success is contingent upon a self-renewing capacity to spontaneously create structures, functions, and processes responsive to a fluctuating business landscape. Now in its third edition, Systems Thinking synthesizes systems theory and interactive design, providing an operational methodology for defining problems and designing solutions in an environment increasingly characterized by chaos and complexity.

The current edition has been updated to include all new chapters on self-organizing systems, Holistic, Operational, and Design thinking. Gharajedaghi covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website to accompany the book is available at www.interactdesign.com.

  • Four NEW chapters on self-organizing systems, holistic thinking, operational thinking, and design thinking
  • Covers the recent crises in financial systems and job markets globally, the housing bubble, and the environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking
  • Companion website to accompany the book is available at interactdesign.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123859150
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
824,260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Systems Philosophy: The Name of the Devil

Chapter 1: How the Game Is Evolving

Part II Systems Theory: The Nature of the Beast

Chapter 2: Systems Principles

Chapter 3: Socio-cultural Systems

Chapter 4: Socio-cultural System 2

Part III: Systems Methodology: Logic of the Madness

Chapter 5: Holistic Thinking

Chapter 6: Operational Thinking

Chapter 7: Design Thinking

Chapter 8: Design Thinking (2), Formulation of mess

Chapter 9: Designing thinking (3), Business Architecture

Part IV: Systems Practice: The Gutsy Few

Chapter 10: Oneida Nation

Chapter 11: Butterworth Health System

Chapter 12: Marriott Corporation

Chapter 13; Commonwealth Energy

Chapter 14: Carrier Corporation

Conclusion

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