Systems Thinking In The Public Sector

Author: John Seddon
Editor: Triarchy Press
ISBN: 1908009004
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John Seddon's book correctly identifies why the present regime of measurements and targets is failing our citizens and customers. More importantly, it gives the reader a proven method by which to bring about real improvement in service performance and cost.

Systems Thinking From Heresy To Practice

Author: A. Zokaei
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230299229
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Systems Thinking is a topic which is at the forefront of how we think about management in the Public Sector and Service Industries. This collection from leading thinkers in the field takes a case study approach to a variety of issues which encompass topics such as Banking, Electrical Distribution, Manufacturing and Adult Social Care.

Systems Approaches To Public Sector Challenges Working With Change

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264279865
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This report, produced by the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, explores how systems approaches can be used in the public sector to solve complex or “wicked” problems.

Systems Thinking For Geoengineering Policy

Author: Robert Chris
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554884
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Even by the scientists most closely associated with it, geoengineering – the deliberate intervention in the climate at global scale to mitigate the effects of climate change – is perceived to be risky. For all its potential benefits, there are robust differences of opinion over the wisdom of such an intervention. Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy is the first book to theorise geoengineering in terms of complex adaptive systems theory and to argue for the theoretical imperative of adaptive management as the default methodology for an effective low risk means of confronting the inescapable uncertainty and surprise that characterise potential climate futures. The book illustrates how a shift from the conventional Enlightenment paradigm of linear reductionist thinking, in favour of systems thinking, would promote policies that are robust against the widest range of plausible futures rather than optimal only for the most likely, and also unlock the policy paralysis caused by making long term predictions of policy outcomes a prior condition for policy formulation. It also offers some systems driven reflections on a global governance network for geoengineering. This book is a valuable resource for all those with an interest in climate change policy, geoengineering, and CAS theory, including academics, under- and postgraduate students and policymakers.

New Approaches To Economic Challenges Systemic Thinking For Policy Making The Potential Of Systems Analysis For Addressing Global Policy Challenges In The 21st Century

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264494561
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In Systemic Thinking for Policy Making world experts from the OECD and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) pool their expertise and experience to propose new approaches to analysing the interconnected trends and issues shaping today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Critical Systems Thinking And The Management Of Complexity

Author: Michael C. Jackson
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 1119118379
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The world has become increasingly networked and unpredictable. Decision makers at all levels are required to manage the consequences of complexity every day. They must deal with problems that arise unexpectedly, generate uncertainty, are characterised by interconnectivity, and spread across traditional boundaries. Simple solutions to complex problems are usually inadequate and risk exacerbating the original issues. Leaders of international bodies such as the UN, OECD, UNESCO and WHO — and of major business, public sector, charitable, and professional organizations — have all declared that systems thinking is an essential leadership skill for managing the complexity of the economic, social and environmental issues that confront decision makers. Systems thinking must be implemented more generally, and on a wider scale, to address these issues. An evaluation of different systems methodologies suggests that they concentrate on different aspects of complexity. To be in the best position to deal with complexity, decision makers must understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches and learn how to employ them in combination. This is called critical systems thinking. Making use of over 25 case studies, the book offers an account of the development of systems thinking and of major efforts to apply the approach in real-world interventions. Further, it encourages the widespread use of critical systems practice as a means of ensuring responsible leadership in a complex world. Comments on a previous version of the book: Russ Ackoff: ‘the book is the best overview of the field I have seen’ JP van Gigch: ‘Jackson does a masterful job. The book is lucid ...well written and eminently readable’ Professional Manager (Journal of the Chartered Management Institute): ‘Provides an excellent guide and introduction to systems thinking for students of management’

The Hidden Power Of Systems Thinking

Author: Ray Ison
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351026887
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The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency is a persuasive, lively book that shows how systems thinking can be harnessed to effect profound, complex change. In the age of the Anthropocene, the need for new ways of thinking and acting has become urgent. But patterns of obstacles are apparent in any action, be they corporate interests, lobbyists, or outdated political and government systems. Ison and Straw show how and why failure in governance is at the heart of the collective incapacity to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies. They go beyond analysis of the problem and demonstrate how incorporating systems thinking into governance at every level would enable us to break free of historical shackles. They propose 26 principles for systemic governance. This book will be inspiring reading for students applying their systemic methods, specialists in change management or public administration, activists for ‘whole system change’ and decision makers wanting to effect challenging transformations. It is for anyone with the ambition to create a sustainable and fair world.

Leading Public Sector Innovation

Author: Christian Bason
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In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? Leading public sector innovation shows how government agencies can use co-creation to overcome barriers and deliver more value, at lower cost, to citizens and business. Through inspiring global case studies and practical examples, the book addresses the key triggers of public sector innovation. It shares new tools for citizen involvement through design thinking and ethnographic research, and pinpoints the leadership roles needed to drive innovation at all levels of government. Leading public sector innovation is essential reading for public sector managers and staff, researchers, students, social innovators, business partners and consultants and others with a stake in the public sector of tomorrow.

Systems Thinking Systems Practice

Author: Peter Checkland
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Systems Thinking For Curious Managers

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff
Editor: Triarchy Press Limited
ISBN: 9780956263155
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Introduces the world of Systems Thinking and its 'Dean', Russell Ackoff, to curious and enquiring managers, teachers, business people, and those who work in an organisation. This book presents 40 more of Russ Ackoff's famously witty and incisive f-Laws (or flaws) of business - following on from his 2007 collection "Management f-Laws".

A Systems Thinking Perspective On The Transportation And Regional Growth Study

Author: Edward E. Ward
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This report integrates the findings of several individual reports from the Transportation and Regional Growth Study (TRGS) into a comprehensive "systems thinking perspective" on the Twin Cities' transportation and land use system. The document explores the findings and rationale in TRGS reports by principal investigators John Adams, Gary Barnes, Gary Davis, David Anderson, Gerard McCullough, Barry Ryan, Thomas F. Stinson, Lance Neckar, Barbara Lukermann, and Thomas Scott. The purpose of this report is to generate new insights that are valuable to policy makers and to surface the systemic assumptions underlying the research of the principal investigators. The results of the principal investigators' reports are summarized in three pages of nuggets, while the author of this document suggests several of his own key findings, principally the recommendation that all of the key variables in the Twin Cities land use and transportation system should be measured, monitored, and routinely communicated to the public and government policy makers. This integration report shows what those key variables are and presents a rich hypothesis on how they are causally related to each other.

Public Sector Management Systems And Ethics

Author: Louis C. Gawthrop
Editor: Bloomington : Indiana University Press
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Leading Lean Software Development

Author: Mary Poppendieck
Editor: Addison-Wesley Professional
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File Size: 12,35 MB
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Building on their breakthrough bestseller "Implementing Lean Software Development," the authors show software leaders how to quickly identify the biggest opportunities for improvement in their development organizations.

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Systems Thinking System Dynamics

Author: Kambiz E. Maani
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ISBN: 9781877371035
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Systems Thinking, System Dynamics offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of systems thinking and dynamic modelling and its applications. The book provides a self-contained and unique blend of qualitative and quantitative tools, step-by-step methodology, numerous examples and mini-cases, as well as extensive real-life case studies. The content mix and presentation style make the otherwise technical tools of systems thinking and system dynamics accessible to a wide range of people. This book is intended as a text for students in diverse disciplines including business and management, as well as the social, environmental, health and applied sciences. It also has particular relevance for professionals from all backgrounds interested in understanding the dynamic behaviour of complex systems, change management, complex decision making, group problem solving and organisational learning. Systems thinking and system dynamics provide a scientific paradigm, a set of tools and computer technology which can help explain the forces and dynamics that underlie change and complexity in business, political, social, economic and environmental systems. Using systems thinking and system dynamics makes it possible to: examine and foresee the consequences of policy and strategic decisions implement fundamental solutions to chronic problems avoid mistakenly interpreting symptoms as causes test assumptions, hypotheses and scenarios boost staff morale and improve productivity improve the stability and performance of supply chains find long-term sustainable solutions and avoid ‘fire-fighting’ behaviour.

Government Executive

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Library Information Update

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Journal Of Collective Negotiations In The Public Sector

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Systems Thinking And Decision Making In Urban And Environmental Planning

Author: Anastassios Perdicoulis
Editor: Edward Elgar Pub
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Current systems thinking in urban and environmental planning provides ways to consider hidden forces behind both planned and consequential changes, in order that we can express, check, and clarify our mental models of the structure and function of these systems. In this path-breaking book, Anastássios Perdicoúlis progresses the conception and expression of the planning problem as an 'extended mental model'. In doing so he concisely expresses the essential elements of strategic planning (conditions, objectives, action) in a visual form which both stimulates and clearly communicates reasoning. As a result, concerns, defined objectives, and corresponding actions are uniquely linked. He goes on to illustrate how the structural and functional organization of the target system extends naturally into the planning process, and how decision-making therefore becomes based on systems learning. This challenging book will enhance the ability of spatial planners of all levels, especially students and newly qualified professionals, to prepare effective plan proposals. Strategy consultants will also find it a useful tool in preparing improved plan proposals and communicating more effectively with clients. Additionally, the book will assist government bodies to focus on the crux of development problems and reach balanced decisions more quickly. The enhanced problem formulation method presented in this volume is sure to prove an invaluable tool for researchers, students, and consultants in related fields including: operations research, system dynamics, business management, impact assessment, landscape architecture and environmental engineering.