Organizational Systems. Kate Davies, M.A., D.Phil. What We’ll Cover. An introduction to thinking about organizations as systems Mapping systems in organizations How to facilitate organizational change. Why is it is important to understand organizations?.
Kate Davies, M.A., D.Phil
Family as a System
Organizations are like machines:
“Everything is humming along”
“It’s a well oiled machine”
“We’re firing on all cylinders”
“We had a break down”
“I’m just a cog in the wheel”
“I’m on auto pilot”
How does scientific management theory show up in your organization? What are its strengths and its limitations?
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How does a systems view show up in your organization? What are its strengths? What are its limitations?