What is Systems Thinking? LO6234

Andrew Moreno (amoreno@broken.ranch.org)
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 21:08:45 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO6182 --

On 23 Mar 1996, Charles Parry wrote:
> For example, in watching Peter
> Senge do systems modeling live, or answer questions about some real
> situation that he had direct experience of (as opposed to something more
> general or theoretical), I was repeatedly left with the strong impression
> that it was almost as if he had flowed *himself* through the "system" in
> some way in his imagination, and then translated that experience into
> symbols and diagrams and sentences of (linear) description.

I think organizational learning practitioners that use these types of
metaphors are able to build a precise internal representation of an
organizational system which they then translate into external reality to
get results in "the real world".

BTW One of the founders of this beer company start-up in Boston would
find prospective taverns/pubs/restaurants to host their beer by mentally
doing a "fly-through" through the streets of Boston.

Andrew Moreno


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