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The Survey for Systems Thinking in IT...


Start 2016 armed with an action plan that will propel your
IT organization to new levels of excellence, by refocusing
on Organizational Learning and Systems Thinking.

Participate in our Global Survey and receive the all-new 2016 Survey Report including a summary, IT industry benchmark and recommendations to embed Systems Thinking in
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If an IT organization cannot keep up with the rate of change it will fall behind. In today's global economy, products, services, core and non-core IT and Business processes can all be copied. Organizational Learning cannot.

It has become perfectly plausible that Organizational Learning is the only way to create a truly sustained competitive advantage. Moreover, an IT organization's ability to learn faster, smarter and better than its competitors may be the only determining factor in its future success.

How does your IT organization stand, does it have a Learning Culture?

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Generic System Archetypes

Gene Bellinger Systems Wiki

The numerous Systems Archetypes popularized by
Peter Senge, Pegasus Communications, and others seem
to be the source of great confusion for many. In response
to this Eric Wolstenholme has endeavord to simplify the
System Archetypes by mapping them to four generic

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Embracing Systems Thinking Journey - Challenges...


We continue the Embracing Systems Thinking
journey by exploring our Cultures and
Perceptions in an online dialogue.


At the Lean Agile Systems Thinking conference on 2 August two Embracing Systems Thinking (ST) workshops were held, their outputs highlighted the key themes for further understanding and working-out, focusing on the Challenges and Embedding ST. The preliminary analysis helps to provide an extended context, and this post follows up on the preliminary analysis providing the basis for a continued dialogue on the challenges.

Key Themes

According to the preliminary analysis Culture and Perception presented the biggest challenges to embracing Systems Thinking. Here are the key themes to explore in our dialogue regarding Culture and Perception:

Either, Or -> AND
Grey is Wrong
Management Style
Predetermination of Solutions
Prevailing Organizational Culture
ST Awareness in Services
Symptomatic Problem Solving
Time to Think

On the following link you can find a brief and hopefully refreshing description of the key themes... In both morning and afternoon workshops Culture and Perception were called out as the top challenges with embracing ST.
Next Steps

Pick-up a key theme from the above list and explore it here online by leaving a comment on the following link... Here are some questions to help guide the thought process:

1. Are these themes (or similar ones) currently happening in our organization? Have they happened before?
2. What kind of structures drive these themes? Why and how do the structures exist?
3. What is my understanding of the themes and structures? Do others know about their existence?
4. What is my belief about all of this? Am I making any assumptions about my understanding and beliefs, why am I making them?

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Download the mindmap, check out the preliminary analysis and explore some different views on the key themes for further context:

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Some different views of the key themes of Culture and Perception...

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