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Executive SummaryAlthough the forum posts helped me both express the ideas I've learned and observe thethoughts and analyses of my classmates, the content and assignments in this course that mosthelped me to better understand how to foster a culture of organizational learning and how toapply systems thinking to achieve enhanced organizational performance within my organizationare the texts: "The Goal" and "The Fifth Discipline".Senge was able to help me recognize myorganization's "learning disability", a vital step in being an effective leader in the dynamic worldof business. He laid out everything I needed to know and practice before I officially open forbusiness as well as what to look out for an analyze once my small business grows.Goldratt, et al. (2014) really let me see the business world and its challenges in a much moreeasier way by presenting the pressing issues of most organizations in the form of a fictionalnovel instead of as a scholarly article in a journal. Since I personally love to read fiction anyway,I was able to really immerse myself into the story and enjoy it while still taking away a couple ofvaluable lessons pertaining my own organization in the process.To be honest, I have always used a systems approach to thinking of my organization, I just didnot know there was a specific name and method for it. Now that I know it is a studied practicedmethod and preferred was of thinking about one's organization, I have been able to better mysystems thinking with a more professional approach thanks to this particular course. Theknowledge I have gained from this course has definitely changed the way I think of constraintmanagement and performance withinanyorganization, especially my own. I find myselfapplying this method of thinking to every little project we tackle this week and having meeting toencourage others to do the same based off of what I have learned in this course to date. Forexample, we had a problem with trying to figure out how to save money and cut down on the risk
of financial loss when hosting an event. Due to the new way of looking at this situation, we havedecided to pre-sell tickets to our next event and offer a discount or free service for those who