Think system

Seddon, John
June 2008
Management Services;Summer2008, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses the principles of systems approach to organizational management. The importance of understanding and managing organizations as systems, a philosophy introduced by William Edwards Deming, is emphasized. The author demonstrates how systems thinking resolves organizational problems and discusses the limitations of traditional managerial thinking, which is merely concerned with functions and their costs rather than their causes. The implications of changing system conditions for organizational performance and the challenges to such change are also discussed.


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