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Complex Adaptive Systems Intro to IT Management
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Beta Alpha Psi The Honors Finance and Accounting Organization Info Sessions: Wednesday, September  nd utbap.org
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Class Business Microsoft Group Project Questions Contribute to class learning Take survey on Blackboard Post learning link or viral video Complex Adaptive Systems Theory – significant theoretical model for MIS 301 Five Years Plan vs. Strategic Business Goals Operating in turbulent environments Managing business in a time of exponential technological change Top Degrees for Careers of the Future
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Traditional Way to Develop a Business Model Plan Strategy Find Technology Fit Develop Competitive Advantage IS implementation should create significant organizational change consistent with business strategy
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Changing World Old innovation model – requires a fairly stable world environment Plan competitive strategy Find technology to enable strategy New innovation model Explore new technologies Create new products and strategies inspired by new technologies http://nikeplus.nike.com/nikeplus/ Nike + iPod = Nike+
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What if Things Change? Traditional tools work well in a fairly stable environment How do you create “strategy” in a constantly changing environment?
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Fighting Fires in Corporate America When critical problems arise and the world changes, companies must change too
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Prepare Your Organization to Fight Fires - Karl Weick Smoke jumpers dropped into “easy- to-control” fire Fire danger high Radio smashed Fire exploded Men raced for their lives
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Making Sense of Disaster: What Happened at Mann Gulch? Fire fighters Didn’t see danger Didn’t know each other Lacked trust Strung out in a line Not communicating Saw fire differently Had to make identity-level change to stay safe
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Identity Challenge at Mann Gulch
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