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.
is one that is not influenced by, and does not interact with, its
environments. Such systems usullay have
predetermined activities that must be performed
regardless of the environment.
Open system is one that is
influenced by, and is continually interacting with, its environment.
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
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...
The Tree of
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 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...