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The Resource Seeing systems : unlocking the mysteries of organizational life, Barry Oshry

Seeing systems : unlocking the mysteries of organizational life, Barry Oshry

Label
Seeing systems : unlocking the mysteries of organizational life
Title
Seeing systems
Title remainder
unlocking the mysteries of organizational life
Statement of responsibility
Barry Oshry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
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Oshry, Barry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social systems
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management
Label
Seeing systems : unlocking the mysteries of organizational life, Barry Oshry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-269)
Contents
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • About the Author
  • Prologue: Overcoming System Blindness
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • When We Don't See the Big Picture
  • Pinball
  • The Manager of the Heart
  • The Mystery of the Swim
  • Seeing the Local Picture
  • "Stuff" Happens
  • From Spatial Blindness to Spatial Sight
  • Seeing Context
  • The "Truth" About Jack
  • Charlotte Is a Problem
  • Center Ring or Side Show?
  • Times Out of Time: Seeing the Whole
  • The TOOT Dilemma
  • From Temporal Blindness to Temporal Sight
  • The Invisible Histories of the Swims We Are In
  • History's Burst of Illumination
  • Bart and Barb: A System Evolves...Perfectly
  • "Anthropology" or Mick Gets Wiped Out
  • Applied Anthropology: Unraveling System History
  • Summary
  • Seeing Patterns of Relationship
  • Relational Blindness
  • What About All the Drama?
  • The Dance of Blind Reflex
  • From Relational Blindness to Relational Sight
  • Three Patterns of Relationship
  • The Provider/Customer Dance of Blind Reflex
  • Overcontrol or Transformation: The Mutant Customer
  • The Unfairly Judged Professor (and the Righteously Done-to Students)
  • Abused and Misused in the Space of Service
  • The Web of Relationships
  • How to Clean Sidewalks: It's a Matter of Being
  • Resistance or The Sound of the Old Dance Shaking
  • How We Can See the Dance
  • Summary
  • One Wakes, the Other Sleeps
  • The Top/Bottom Dance of Blind Reflex
  • It Takes Two to Tango...or Does It?
  • Let's Declare Bankruptcy: Transforming the Top/Bottom Dance
  • The Universal Civics Course
  • The End/Middle/End Dance of Blind Reflex
  • Daniel: Mutant in the Middle Space
  • Organizations in the Middle
  • Seeing Patterns of Process
  • Process Blindness
  • Are You Sure You Have It All?
  • Turf Warfare, Alienation, and GroupThink: The Dance of Blind Reflex Continued
  • Relationship Breakdowns in a Nutshell
  • From Process Blindness to Process Sight
  • Territorial Tops: Stuck on Differentiation
  • How to Create Powerful Middle Teams
  • Bottom GroupThink: Stuck on Integration
  • Immigrant Martha Has a Breakdown
  • Where Is Everyone? A Mutant Bottom Group
  • Power Is Managing Differentiation
  • Creating Powerful Bottom Groups
  • The Success of a Business, the Failure of Its Partners
  • Learning from Experience: A Good Second Marriage
  • Help! No Recovering Top Groups Sighted
  • Advice for the Top Team
  • Alienated Middles: Stuck on Individuation
  • Alienation Among the Middles
  • Can Alienated Middles Become a Powerful System?
  • Mutant Middle Groups
  • The Politics of System Processes
  • Huddlers and Humanists...Enough With Consensus!
  • Amebocytes and Slugs: The Politics of Individuation and Integration
  • The Politics of Gender
  • Or Would You Rather Be an Earthworm? Societal Implications of Differentiation and Homogenization
  • Differentiation: Inquiry or Warfare?
  • An Ode to Homogenization
  • The Challenge of Robust Systems
  • The Dominants and the Others
  • Robust System Processes
  • The Dance of the Robust System: Ballet Notes
  • A Remarkable, If Somewhat Premature Epiphany
  • Summary
  • Seeing Uncertainty
  • The Emergence of Organizational Positions
  • Individuals in Uncertainty
  • Individuals Facing and Escaping from Organizational Uncertainty
  • A Mutant Moment in the Middle
  • Dancing in and out of the Tunnel of Limited Options
  • His Magic Consultant Card #2
  • Groups in Uncertainty
  • Groups Facing and Escaping from Uncertainty
  • How to Transform Oppositional Struggles into Multifaceted Flexible Teams
  • Facing and Escaping the Uncertainties of Existence
  • Not All Possibilities Are Possible
  • Coping with Uncertainty Through Mythos and Logos
  • Summary
  • The Next Act-Seeing More
  • Epilogue: A Continuing Revolution
  • Notes
Control code
005865244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed., Rev. and expanded.
Extent
xxvi, 272 p.
Isbn
9781576754559
Lccn
2007010751
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Seeing systems : unlocking the mysteries of organizational life, Barry Oshry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-269)
Contents
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • About the Author
  • Prologue: Overcoming System Blindness
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • When We Don't See the Big Picture
  • Pinball
  • The Manager of the Heart
  • The Mystery of the Swim
  • Seeing the Local Picture
  • "Stuff" Happens
  • From Spatial Blindness to Spatial Sight
  • Seeing Context
  • The "Truth" About Jack
  • Charlotte Is a Problem
  • Center Ring or Side Show?
  • Times Out of Time: Seeing the Whole
  • The TOOT Dilemma
  • From Temporal Blindness to Temporal Sight
  • The Invisible Histories of the Swims We Are In
  • History's Burst of Illumination
  • Bart and Barb: A System Evolves...Perfectly
  • "Anthropology" or Mick Gets Wiped Out
  • Applied Anthropology: Unraveling System History
  • Summary
  • Seeing Patterns of Relationship
  • Relational Blindness
  • What About All the Drama?
  • The Dance of Blind Reflex
  • From Relational Blindness to Relational Sight
  • Three Patterns of Relationship
  • The Provider/Customer Dance of Blind Reflex
  • Overcontrol or Transformation: The Mutant Customer
  • The Unfairly Judged Professor (and the Righteously Done-to Students)
  • Abused and Misused in the Space of Service
  • The Web of Relationships
  • How to Clean Sidewalks: It's a Matter of Being
  • Resistance or The Sound of the Old Dance Shaking
  • How We Can See the Dance
  • Summary
  • One Wakes, the Other Sleeps
  • The Top/Bottom Dance of Blind Reflex
  • It Takes Two to Tango...or Does It?
  • Let's Declare Bankruptcy: Transforming the Top/Bottom Dance
  • The Universal Civics Course
  • The End/Middle/End Dance of Blind Reflex
  • Daniel: Mutant in the Middle Space
  • Organizations in the Middle
  • Seeing Patterns of Process
  • Process Blindness
  • Are You Sure You Have It All?
  • Turf Warfare, Alienation, and GroupThink: The Dance of Blind Reflex Continued
  • Relationship Breakdowns in a Nutshell
  • From Process Blindness to Process Sight
  • Territorial Tops: Stuck on Differentiation
  • How to Create Powerful Middle Teams
  • Bottom GroupThink: Stuck on Integration
  • Immigrant Martha Has a Breakdown
  • Where Is Everyone? A Mutant Bottom Group
  • Power Is Managing Differentiation
  • Creating Powerful Bottom Groups
  • The Success of a Business, the Failure of Its Partners
  • Learning from Experience: A Good Second Marriage
  • Help! No Recovering Top Groups Sighted
  • Advice for the Top Team
  • Alienated Middles: Stuck on Individuation
  • Alienation Among the Middles
  • Can Alienated Middles Become a Powerful System?
  • Mutant Middle Groups
  • The Politics of System Processes
  • Huddlers and Humanists...Enough With Consensus!
  • Amebocytes and Slugs: The Politics of Individuation and Integration
  • The Politics of Gender
  • Or Would You Rather Be an Earthworm? Societal Implications of Differentiation and Homogenization
  • Differentiation: Inquiry or Warfare?
  • An Ode to Homogenization
  • The Challenge of Robust Systems
  • The Dominants and the Others
  • Robust System Processes
  • The Dance of the Robust System: Ballet Notes
  • A Remarkable, If Somewhat Premature Epiphany
  • Summary
  • Seeing Uncertainty
  • The Emergence of Organizational Positions
  • Individuals in Uncertainty
  • Individuals Facing and Escaping from Organizational Uncertainty
  • A Mutant Moment in the Middle
  • Dancing in and out of the Tunnel of Limited Options
  • His Magic Consultant Card #2
  • Groups in Uncertainty
  • Groups Facing and Escaping from Uncertainty
  • How to Transform Oppositional Struggles into Multifaceted Flexible Teams
  • Facing and Escaping the Uncertainties of Existence
  • Not All Possibilities Are Possible
  • Coping with Uncertainty Through Mythos and Logos
  • Summary
  • The Next Act-Seeing More
  • Epilogue: A Continuing Revolution
  • Notes
Control code
005865244
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed., Rev. and expanded.
Extent
xxvi, 272 p.
Isbn
9781576754559
Lccn
2007010751
Other physical details
ill.

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