The world around us is comprised of systems - organisational systems, business systems, political systems, family systems, inter-personal systems, biological systems, economic systems - the list goes on.
This audiobook, written by an experienced systems thinker and consultant, helps the reader develop an appreciation of the nature of systems - what they comprise of, how they function, how they sustain and organize themselves and what they influence and are influenced by.
With this knowledge people and organisations can obtain a greater understanding of themselves and can develop the ability to identify the structure of problems and make interventions with far greater skill and precision.
©2012 Watt Works Consulting Ltd (P)2012 Watt Works Consulting Ltd
This is, of course, quite short. Going in, I was not sure what level of sophistication this assumes in the listener; the answer is none. Mention is made of another forthcoming book which might be more interesting. It was pleasant and mildly thought-provoking at turns. I didn't think this added big value for me, inasmuch as any educated thinker who has exposure to any notions of biology, ecosystems or management, has probably heard or intuited much of this already. Hey, changing one component of a system affects other components, sometimes in ways unforeseen. Surprise, surprise.
I'm sure the concepts are great, but between the speaker's unengaging voice and the dryness with which content was presented, I couldn't stay awake. Tried twice. Turned it off. Preferred silence...
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