Dr. Neeta Baporikar
MBA, LL.B (Spl), PhD (Mgt)
Accredited Management Teacher (AIMA)
Diploma Trg & Dev (ISTD)
PhD-Guide, Faculty of Management,
University of Pune
"The more we study the major problems of our time, the more we come to realize that they cannot be understood in isolation.
They are systemic problems, which mean that they are interconnected and interdependent." - Capra 1996
Too often, today's managers are sold simple solutions to complex problems. But as many soon discover, simplicity is rarely effective in the face of complexity, change and diversity. Despite apparent promise, quick-fix panaceas fail because they are not holistic or creative enough. They focus on parts of the organization rather than the whole, take little account of interaction, and pander to the notion that there is one best solution in all circumstances. As instances of such failure escalate, intelligent managers are increasingly seeking to improve results through Systems Thinking.
Whatever stage one is in study of management science this panel discussion would be of help. If you are new to the field then it will serve as a solid introduction. If you are familiar with a few concepts but not with how they can be linked and used by managers, then it will give you a greater understanding of how holistic ideas developed and how to use them in practice. And if you are expert in some approaches but not in others, then it will expand your knowledge and provide you with more choice. In all cases you will achieve competency in creative holism, emerge better equipped to solve complex problems, and ultimately become a more effective Systems Thinker and a Better Manager. There has always been an uneasy relationship between the 'hard' and 'soft' schools of management science. It is high time to consider how the two schools can be brought together in a new approach, integrating elements of both disciplines, and explores practical... [continues]
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