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Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes to Organizational Issues

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$299 per single-user

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Estimated Time to Complete:

40-60 hours


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How your organization thinks about problems has a lot to do with the quality of solutions it applies. All too often, organizations rush through problem solving, overlook the relationships between contributing factors, and fail to test assumptions before implementing an ineffective “fix.”

Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes to Organizational Issues gives you and your colleagues a new way to think about and understand the challenges you face. You’ll be introduced to core Systems Thinking concepts and common archetypes, or systemic behaviors that guide organizations. You’ll see how Systems Thinking can improve problem solving and inspire organizational learning. Most importantly, you’ll apply Systems Thinking and common archetypes to issues that you and your organization are actually facing.

Course Modules

  • Why the Systems View?
  • Organizational Learning and Systems Thinking Framework
  • Systems Language
  • Planning Interventions
  • Mental Models and Productive Conversation
  • Systems Archetypes
  • The Steps in Systems Thinking
  • Systems Thinking On the Job

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Course Background

Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes to Organizational Issues was adapted from a workshop entitled Systems Thinking: A Language for Learning and Action from Innovation Associates. Founded by Peter Senge, Innovation Associates brought the Systems Thinking approach into many Fortune 100 level businesses. Michael Goodman was Vice President at Innovation Associates, where he led the effort to develop this course for the web. Sherry Immediato, Managing Director of the Society for Organization Learning (SoL) and founder of Heaven & Earth Incorporated, adapted the original materials and contributed significant content to this course.

In 2002, Michael founded Innovation Associates Organizational Learning where he continues to teach and consult with organizations worldwide. Recognized as a leader in the field of system dynamics and Systems Thinking, Michael's specific interest is in developing and applying Systems Thinking to organizational change and learning. He was one of the developers of the systems archetypes—systemic patterns common to most workplaces that were forwarded in Peter Senge’s widely read The Fifth Discipline. He has published widely and served as the primary contributor to the Systems Thinking chapter in the acclaimed Fifth Discipline Fieldbook.


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