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Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life

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In a wonderfully readable and fun way, SEEING SYSTEMS (over 30,000 copies sold) presents a unique and innovative theory of power dynamics that provides the reader with a new way of looking at, understanding, surviving, and prospering in the many systems of which we are part.
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 20th 2007 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published January 1st 1995)
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Patrick
An intriguing look at organizational dynamics from a systems-thinking perspective. Oshry takes an unorthodox approach to writing… some of the sections are narrative, some are poetry, some are prose, and the book is tied together with interludes in the form of a dialog between a nameless man and woman.

Oshry classifies organizational interaction into just a few categories (e.g. top-bottom, middle-end, provider-customer) and discusses the way interactions typically develop and devolve, and then pr
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Mike Barretta
May 21, 2009 Mike Barretta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, nonfiction, reread
wow. brilliant. must read again and find more from Oshry.
Lee Fleming
Nov 12, 2014 Lee Fleming rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars for content, 1 star for writing. So. Weird. But excellent stuff!
Karen Davey-Winter
Fantastic book - applies to both work and family life, bringing a totally different perspective of seeing ourselves in our day to day lives! Invaluable!
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Jan 31, 2015 Julia McBride rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite a unique writing style to help bring to light the highly interpersonal nature of systems work.
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