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    Create a new paradigm of systems thinking based on your evolving views of the ideal future and how one should think about improving organizations.

    Provide an example of this new paradigm in action for an existing organization with which you are familiar. Consider your views on something new based on your current understanding of organizational theory and design. Examples include the following:

    A leadership paradigm: a paradigm of systems thinking where leaders and leadership is at the center
    A communications paradigm: a paradigm of systems thinking where communications is at the center
    A life's flow paradigm: a paradigm of systems thinking that embraces people's changing motivations
    Note. Many students first reaction is to say the new paradigm simply needs to be a combination of rational, natural, and open. That is not acceptable for this assignment.

    Include unique perspectives on the gap in literature related to the SPL model.

    Include a visual representation, such as a table, graph, or chart, and other images and metaphors to help clarify the paradigm.

    Discuss ethical considerations as they relate to your paradigm of systems thinking.
    Refer to the New Paradigm of Systems Thinking Rating Scale.

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    Systems thinking is based on the ideology of the systems that form the sets of interdependent and interrelated components that help in dealing with the problems (Lanzanski, 2010: Nov. 24). Waterman, Thomas et.al. (1980) described systems to be composed of formal and informal organization procedures for day to day functioning of the organization and linked the systems to the organization's strategy. Kuhn (1996) introduced the paradigm wherein the focus shifted from transitioning to new innovations rather than sticking to the older norm of science being expected to collecting knowledge in different schools of thought and rejecting innovations as these may be averse to the established concepts which have been accepted and the people are loyal to them. Therefore, Kuhn (1996) that accepting new inventions or discoveries form a scientific revolution that helps in creating new paradigms of thought. There were different paradigms evolved over a period of time. These include the leadership paradigm, the communications paradigm and a life flow's paradigm.

    Leadership Paradigm
    Leadership has been considered to be having an impact on the systems thinking approach as Palaima & Skarzauskience (2010) established link between intelligence competencies (systems thinking) and leadership performance which were found to be positively correlated. Henry (2013) identified that there are four levels of Leadership Paradigm including Kuhn's paradigm which emphasizes on the acceptance and adoption of new innovations, Contemporary paradigm which focuses on the requisite of understanding the multiple paradigms of contemporary times in an environment of the only constant called change, Transformational Paradigm which focuses on the leaders ability to bring not just transactional changes but the transformational changes followed by Leadership Paradigm at the core to depict that there are two pairs of these paradigms - one is focused on human active system and other is focused on learning system. The human active system concerns the issues of the real world whereas the learning system identifies that the real world experiences shall only lead to acquisition of knowledge and manipulations to gain advantage through this knowledge (Henry, 2013). The actions of a leader should have three fundamental criteria Competence, Necessity and Coherency & Relevance This can be depicted from the figure below:
    Figure 1: Leadership Paradigm

    Communication's Paradigm
    The organizations structure needs clear communication at different levels vertically as well as horizontally and this communication is impacted by a ...

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