Executive Development: Volume 8 Issue 4


Table of contents

Unfolding systemic ideas

Steve K. Cockerill

Introduces the reader to some important aspects of systemsthinking. Begins by offering a historic context of systems ideas, takingthe reader on to concepts peculiar to systems and…


The systems dynamics of executive education

Jack Goodwin, Robert M. Fulmer

Examines the hypothesis that powerful forces created by thestructure of executive education and its participants are driving theindustry and participant behaviours. Presents a…


Putting systems thinking to work

Michael Ballé, Trevor Jones

Explains how systems thinking was used to help pull a decisionsupport consultancy through the recession. Through a series ofworkshops, problems were identified and analysed before…


Career management at Nationwide Building Society using a soft systems approach

Robert Bolton, Jeffrey Gold

Examines how a systemic model of managing career development wasdeveloped to improve a messy problem at Nationwide Building Society. Theapproach adopted was to apply soft systems…


The application of systems dynamics to the re‐engineering of value processes

Robert Thurlby, Jane Chang

Value processes are those high‐level processes which are criticalto achieving an organization′s objectives. Describes the re‐engineeringof a value process which was not working…


A product improvement case study using systems modelling

David A. Corben, Eric F. Wolstenholme, Richard W. Stevenson

Presents a case study in systems modelling for product improvementin a large manufacturing company. Summarizes the background to andpurpose of systems modelling as a change…


Systems thinking, personal quality, and learning

Anil B. Jambekar

Examines the connection between the softer tools of systemsdynamics and personal quality. This is accomplished by portraying theproblems and issues managers experienced while…




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