Seeing Systems. Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life
A Paperback edition by Barry Oshry in English (Aug 12, 2007)
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In this extensively revised and updated edition of his classic book, Barry Oshry shows how we can transform "system blindness" into "system sight," enabling us to live and work... Read more
In this extensively revised and updated edition of his classic book, Barry Oshry shows how we can transform "system blindness" into "system sight," enabling us to live and work together in productive partnership. Based on more than thirty years of research and packed with illustrative cases and solid systems theory on human interaction, Seeing Systems provides a penetrating look at the dynamics of systems and a unique foundation for revolutionizing our understanding of system life. This new edition features an extensive new section on having the wisdom and courage to face and work with the reality of uncertainty, and a new epilogue describing how Oshry is currently using theater, blogs, and podcasts to extend his multi-pronged revolution aimed at transforming system blindness into system sight.
Seeing Systems. Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life Paperback edition by Barry Oshry
"Seeing Systems" is the most accessible, penetrating book available on the dynamics of systems. In it, Oshry explains why so many efforts at creating more satisfying and productive systems end in disappointment, and proposes an entirely new framework for dealing with human behavior.
This book is about seeing systems. It is about overcoming system blindness. It is about seeing our part in the context of the whole in ways that enable us to avoid misunderstandings and to interact more productively across organizational lines (Act One). It is about seeing the present in the context of the past, such that we can get a more accur...
In three parts, management educator Barry Oshry explains the phenomena of systems and leadership as experienced through his innovative Power Lab, a total-immersion experience that shows how to exert leadership in the family, the community, organizations, and the nation. The Power Lab shows how and why we repeatedly fall into systemic relationship problems, and what it takes to break out of the...
It's well known that human beings are allergic to change. This is nowhere more true than of human beings in organizations. Organization Development initiatives, Leadership Development programs, and Business Transformation plans all founder too often on our resistance and reluctance, on the tendency of people and things to slip back to how they were before. For a long time, Systems Thinkers in...
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