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< previous page page_45 next page > Page 45 Chapter 3 The Logic and Process of Total Systems Intervention (TSI) I am a dreamer. I am, indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy things. I want to convert my dreams into realities. Throughout my life I have gained more from my critic friends than from my admirers, especially when the criticism was made in courteous and friendly language. I am a lover of my own liberty and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. Mahatma Gandhi 3.1 Introductio n
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Total Systems Intervention (TSI) represents a new approach to planning, designing, "problem solving" and evaluation. The process employs a range of systems metaphors to encourage
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Unformatted text preview: creative thinking about organisations and the difficult issues that managers have to confront. These metaphors are linked through a framework, the &quot;system of systems methodologies&quot;, to various systems approaches, so that once informed agreement is reached about which metaphors most thoroughly expose an organisation's concerns, an appropriate systems-based intervention methodology (or set of methodologies) can be employed. Choice of an appropriate systems methodology will guide &quot;problem solving&quot; in a way that ensures that it addresses what are found to be the main concerns of the particular organisation involved. &lt; previous page page_45 next page &gt;...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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