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    DescriptionThe systems-centered approach to organizations brings an innovative technology that makes it possible for organizations and work groups to lower the personalizing that is so troublesome for the people in organizations. Instead, learning to think "systems" shifts towards being able to see oneself in one's role and context. This book illustrates actual examples of the basic systems-centered methods being applied in organizational work groups, in coaching, and in school and educational settings. The systems-centered approach introduces both a new perspective and an inventive technology: Functional subgrouping is used to resolve conflicts and strengthen decision-making. The systems-centered framework of "role, goal and context" enhances teamwork and lowers personalizing. Deliberately filtering noisy "talk" increases the potential for communication to work. The paradigm of phases of system development in organizations links each phase to specific change strategies.This collection of articles brings together a range of examples that illustrate these human technologies and apply systems-centered theory and methods to various organizational contexts: companies, non-profit organizations and educational systems. This book is essential reading for consultants, managers, teachers, administrators and any change agents interested in learning to influence the system and not just the people.


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    Title
    Sct? in Action
    Subtitle
    Applying the Systems-Centered Approach in Organizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan P Gantt, With Yvonne M Agazarian
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780595346776
    ISBN 10: 0595346774
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: KJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC classification: HF
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27810
    Libri: I-BE
    BIC subject category V2: KJMB
    Abridged Dewey: 658
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: BUS046000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    iUniverse
    Imprint name
    iUniverse
    Publication date
    30 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington IN