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Systems, Management and Change
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Systems, Management and Change
A Graphic Guide


January 1984 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This introduction to organizational analysis and change is written in a lively, pictorial and concise style. It starts from the belief that one cannot act responsibly without a rounded understanding of both the context and the likely implications of one's actions. The book conveys the essentials of practical systems work in organizational settings and integrates graphics and text throughout.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Responsible Action and the Basic System Concepts
 
PART TWO: ANALYSIS
 
Methods of Describing Systems,and a Range of Simple Modelling Techniques for Idea Generation and Selection
 
PART THREE: INVENTIVE SEARCH
 
Basic Techniques for Idea Generation and Selection
 
PART FOUR: GROUNDWORK
 
The Organizational Politics Surrounding Change and the Role of the Change Agent
 
PART FIVE: IMPLEMENTATION
 
Practical Problems in Implementing Agreed Change
Planning, Scheduling, Team Building, Servicing, Co-Ordination

 

`A fun book to read and a cheap and helpful addition to anyone in an advisory or helping role who wants to get some clarity into their language, thinking and practice' - Directions


A compact guide to systems thinking and application. A rare book at this level. Use of graphics makes a nice change from the usual wordy textbooks.

Dr Nicholas Walliman
Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
September 9, 2013

A useful and quick introduction to systems thinking and application.

Use of graphics makes a welcome change from wordy textbooks!

Dr Nicholas Walliman
Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
September 9, 2013

A delightful text which I always carry around with me - good fun - makes the points well.

Mr Colin Guthrie
Please select your department, North Lindsey College
August 24, 2010

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