Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Author(s): Dennis Sherwood
Original Publish Date: Mar 30, 2011
Product Number: EB00685522
Released: Sep 29, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781473646377
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
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"Dennis Sherwood addresses complex issues in a way that is easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to apply and execute - assuming you can match this enthusiasm and energy!" - Phil Bulley, former IS and transformation director, Yorkshire Electricity Group plc 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 'there'-and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.

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