System Defined

A system is a number of interdependent parts functioning as a whole for some purpose.

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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.



Two Basic Types of Systems

Closed system 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

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... More



Systems Approach to Management

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... More

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Value Chain Management and Value System Analysis

Your firm's value chain 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.

Making breakthrough improvements in your value chain requires out of the box, cross-functional, systems thinking.  You have to see the value creation process across the entire flow of work, not just single points... More




Cross-functional Management (CFM)

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Cross-functional systems approach to management is about systems thinking and management of business processes across the traditional boundaries of the functional areas. CFM relates to coordinating and synergizing 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 innovation, quality, cost, and delivery... More

Master of Business Synergies

The Growing Role of the Business Architect

In today's knowledge- and innovation-driven complex economy, Business Architect Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book are in growing demand.  They are cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of business development expertise together, create synergies, design a winning Business Model Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and a balanced business system and then lead people who will put their plans into action... More