A system is a number of interdependent parts
functioning as a whole for some purpose.
Systems and Wholeness
The concept of "wholeness" is very important in
general system analysis. The system must be
viewed as a whole and modified
only through changes in its parts. Before modifications of the parts can be
made for the overall benefit of the system, a thorough knowledge of how each
part functions and the interrelationships among the parts must be present.1
Management and Value System Analysis
links to the value chains of upstream
suppliers and downstream buyers. The result is a larger stream of
activities known as the value system.
Modern IT-powered Value Chain
The development of a
competitive advantage depends not only on your firm's specific value
chain, but also on the value system of which your firm is a part.
breakthrough improvements in your value chain requires
of the box,
cross-functional, systems thinking. You have to see the
process across the entire flow of work, not just single points...
Systems thinking is your
ability to things as a whole (or
holistically) including the many different
types of relationships between the many elements in a complex system...
Systems Approach to
► Results-based Leadership
The systems approach to management is based on
general system theory – the theory that says that to understand fully the
operation of an entity, the entity must be viewed as a system. This requires
understanding the interdependence of its parts...
Cross-functional management (CFM)
manages business processes across the traditional boundaries of the
functional areas. CFM relates to coordinating and
the activities of different units for realizing the superordinate
cross-functional goals and policy deployment. It is concerned with building
a better system for achieving such cross-functional goals as
cost, and delivery...
The Growing Role of the
In today's knowledge- and
innovation-driven complex economy,
are in growing demand. They are
cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of
business development expertise together, create
synergies, design winning
model and a
balanced business system and then
people who will put their plans into action...