|Introduction to Systems Thinking|
|Date / Time:||May 20, 2008|
|Delivered At:||9th Annual Leadership Conference|
|Description:||Systems Thinking comprises a powerful set of principles and tools that enable managers to solve chronic, complex problems in their organizations. It complements Six Sigma tools by helping professionals surface and test the often-unquestioned policies and beliefs that make cross-functional issues so difficult to address. This session is designed to:|
The session will include several exercises and be highly interactive. It will be led by Dan Tegel and Michael Goodman, two of the world's most-recognized experts in enabling leaders to apply systems thinking to solving complex business and organizational problems.
- Introduce systems thinking as a complement to Six Sigma in solving chronic, complex, and frequently cross-functional problems
- Distinguish traditional from systems thinking
- Develop awareness of basic systems thinking tools including the iceberg, reinforcing and balancing feedback, time delays, and systems archetypes
- Show how these tools are being applied at Seagate and other companies
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