The manager's guide to systems practice making sense of complex problems / by Frank Stowell and Christine Welch.
By: Stowell, Frank A.
Contributor(s): Welch, Christine Elizabeth.Material type: BookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, c2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118345627 (ePub); 1118345622 (ePub); 9781118345610 (MobiPocket); 1118345614 (MobiPocket); 9781118347270 ( Adobe PDF); 1118347277 ( Adobe PDF); 9781119208327; 1119208327.Subject(s): Problem solving | System analysis | System theory | Decision making | Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Decision-Making & Problem Solving | Decision making | Management | Problem solving | System analysis | System theoryGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Managers guide to systems practiceDDC classification: 658.4/032 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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pt. 1. Key systems ideas -- pt. 2. Systems thinking -- pt. 3. The contributions of philosophy and the social sciences -- pt. 4. Case studies.
This book is an ideal resource on the subject of systems practice for busy managers whose time is scarce. It provides a rapid introduction to straightforward, yet powerful ideas that enable users to address real world problems. Systems theory and practice is predominantly a framework for thinking about the World, in which holistic views are maintained. In this respect it contrasts with some familiar techniques of management science, in which problem situations are broken down into their constituent parts with resultant loss of coherence.