Rethinking the Fifth Discipline
Learning Within the Unknowable
By (author) Robert Louis Flood
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Rethinking the Fifth Discipline by Robert Louis Flood
Book Description'Fifth Discipline' is one of the very few approaches to management that has attained position on the International Hall of Fame. Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in systemic thinking in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants. The main features of the book include: * a review and critique of 'Fifth Discipline' and systemic thinking * an introduction to the gurus of systemic thinking - Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman *a redefinition of management through systemic thinking *a guide to choosing, implementing and evaluating improvement strategies *Practical illustrations. Robert Flood is a renowned and authoritative expert in the field of management. He has implemented systemic management in a wide range of organisations in many continents and lectured by invitation in 25 countries, including Japan and the USA. Professor Flood has featured on many radio and TV programs. His book Beyond TQM was nominated for the 'IMC Management Book of the Year 1993'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415185301
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Louis Flood
Solving Problem Solving, Hardback (June 1995)
This study describes a complete problem-solving system known as total systems intervention (TSI), which has been created for managers and consultants whose work would benefit from obtaining an overview of their organizations.
Creative Problem Solving, Hardback (July 1991)» View all books by Robert Louis Flood
Creative Problem Solving Total Systems Intervention Robert L. Flood and Michael C. Jackson Department of Management Systems and Sciences, University of Hull, UK In the modern world organisations are faced with innumerable and multifaceted issues which cannot be captured in the minds of a few experts and solved with the aid of some super-method.
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