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Paul Tonks, Manager, United Kingdom
Systems Methodology can aid our analysis of organisations because its key assumption is to consider issues holistically. Rather than breaking a problem into manageable segments / elements, we accept that complexity exists and adjustments in one area may influence other elements (sometimes in ways we had not foreseen). So for example when we're looking at an organisation we consider its environment (internal and external) and how the various stakeholders affect the organisation with a view to balancing the best needs of each party with the organisation's approach (easier said than done). Likewise for example we can look at the organisation's operations, how they are managed and how they interact with other business functions. Key attention areas of SM are communications, quality control and audit and feedback loops. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Agreed and thank you Paul, this is also how we loo (...)

 
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