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Open Systems Theory Question

1-What is Open systems Theory? How can open systems Theory be used to understand an organization? Discuss how Open systems Theory could apply an organization or discuss applying the Open systems Theory to Skype.

2- Discuss Cost Volume Profit Analysis. How can it be used to Analyze. Do using it for Break-even Analysis have any benefit or Value? How can CVP be used to help determine prices and R &D Allocations? What other possible financial techniques are beneficial in analyzing data?

3- There is a flow connection between inputs and outputs and some transformation processes.
Discuss the general topic of analyzing and reviewing alignment and congruence, inputs, outputs and processes. What, if any value is there in this type of analysis? How would you actually use this information in an organization you work with?

4- Are the ideas of balancing and reinforcing loops useful. Are the ideas of balancing and reinforcing loops useful?
Can you provide an example of these "loops" within an organization?
How might you use the concept of feedback of loops to improve a business and manage better?

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1-What is Open systems Theory? How can open systems Theory be used to understand an organization? Discuss how Open systems Theory could apply an organization or discuss applying the Open systems Theory to Skype.
Open systems theory seeks to inform about the way the systems of a business works together with both internal and external environments. Information, materials and resources, and energy input and outputs are the most common uses. How an organization utilizes all of the systems within its command to create efficiency or the lack of efficiency is the main use for the theory. For example, knowing how a company uses knowledge to gain information or resources is one way to use open systems theory. The constant movement of knowledge and information in an open circuit is another.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bastedo/papers/bastedo.opensystems.pdf

2- Discuss Cost Volume Profit Analysis . How can it be used to Analyze. Do using it for Break-even Analysis have any benefit or Value ? How can CVP be used to help determine prices and R &D Allocations? What other possible financial techniques are beneficial in ...

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Open systems theories are defined. How open system theories could apply an organization or applies the open systems theory to Skype are determined.

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