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    Discuss systems thinking. Cite the following in your discussion:

    January 2006 issue of Harvard Business Review -- Special Topic on Decision-making: The Hidden Traps of Decision-making

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    Literature Review: Systems Thinking
    ? Introduction to the group scenario
    The group scenario is one in which members of two opposing arguments accept supporting information and dismiss conflicting information. In a group persons go into a regression to defend themselves against the conflicts provoked or revealed by their participation in the group. There is a formation of a group mentality, which is a group's will. This is a system where there is denial, avoidance, and anonymous input for that the individual members deny. At one level the group gives importance to work that the group has taken up, in addition there is the need to undertake creative work, and the third is the work-group methods to remain in contact with reality (Books Llc 2010),.
    ? Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Systems thinking is related to learning, development, and management that is based on the assumption that the component parts of the system will act differently when isolated from the system environment/other parts. This means the development of a holistic approach related to seeing the whole rather than disjointed parts. The value of systems thinking is that it is a way of understanding reality that stresses on the relationships among the system's parts rather than the parts themselves. The importance of systems thinking arises because it gives a more accurate picture of reality so that it can achieve results one wants. It also emphasizes that systems must be arranged in a particular way to carry out its purpose optimally (Books Llc 2010),.
    ? Problem recognition and definition
    The problem definition is an important function. The reason is that it helps identify the question to be considered, or solved. It also focuses the attention of the group on the situation. It is a misgiving, or an objection. The problem recognition is the recognition of the gap between the present state and the desired state. The recognition of the problem begins from ascertaining the objectives of the ...

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