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    1.Please explain systems theory in relation to studies on leadership approaches. Please include open and closed systems.

    2. Are there theories that tie to each type of system?

    3. Are social service agencies an open system? How?

    4. What is social change leadership theory?

    5. How can incorporation of social change leadership theory enhance social work leadership practice?

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    Systems Theory

    1.Please explain systems theory in relation to studies on leadership approaches. Please include open and closed systems.

    Systems theory is one that examines multiple aspects of a system or organization through a holistic lens since there a many leadership approaches, styles, or techniques. Thus, systems theory incorporates all to provide broader viewpoints of two versions that may be open or closed.

    The closed system of operation may be compared to the way Apple's computer software functions in that it is closed and not like 'shareware' where users may alter or improve the core system. The second or newer is an open system, such as open platforms like WordPress, Linux, or Wikipedia where information or services flow in/out with ease.

    The Chronicle provides good examples of this, and says, "An open system interacts with its environment through giving and receiving information. Closed systems are closed off from the outside environment, and all interaction and knowledge is transmitted within the closed system ...

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    Solution explores Systems Theory, and provides references, along with a response to each piece accordingly:
    1.Please explain systems theory in relation to studies on leadership approaches. Please include open and closed systems.
    2. Are there theories that tie to each type of system?
    3. Are social service agencies an open system? How?
    4. What is social change leadership theory?
    5. How can incorporation of social change leadership theory enhance social work leadership practice?

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