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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

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Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees".

Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'ther
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Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 11th 2002 by Nicholas Brealey
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S J
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good for causal diagrams but not much else

85% of this book is causal diagrams but very little on seeing the wood from the trees of taking business context and making improvements through systems thinking
Geert Hofman
Good introductory book into systems thinking.
Vincent Musolino
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Finally a well-written book on Systems Thinking! After Senge and Haines, both disappointments, a short(er), concise, clear set of practical instructions about how to draw diagrams and start thinking about dynamics modelling.
Clare
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Easy to understand intro to systems thinking aimed at managers.
Ben Royal
Feb 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A different approach to used of causal loop diagrams with a definite organizational development approach. A interesting read if a little lengthy. A good contract to Donella Meadows' last book. ...more
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