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< previous page page_50 next page > Page 50 3.3 Principles of TSI There are seven principles embedded in the three phases of TSI. These are: organisations are too complicated to understand using one management "model" and their problems too complex to tackle with the "quick fix"; organisations, their strategies and the difficulties they face should be investigated using a range of systems metaphors; systems metaphors, which seem appropriate for highlighting organisational strategies and problems, can be linked to appropriate systems
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methodologies to guide intervention; different systems metaphors and methodologies can be used in a complementary way to address different aspects of organisations and the difficulties they confront; it is possible to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different systems methodologies and to relate each to organisational and business concerns; TSI sets out a systemic cycle of enquiry with iteration back and forth between the three
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Unformatted text preview: phases; facilitators, clients and others are engaged at all stages of the TSI process. 3.4 The Three Phases of TSI The three phases of TSI are labelled "creativity", "choice" and "implementation". We shall consider these in turn, looking in each case at the task to be accomplished during that phase, the tools provided by TSI to realise that task, and the outcome or results expected from the phase. 3.4.1 Creativit y The task during the creativity phase is to use systems metaphors as organising structures to help managers think creatively about their enterprises. The sorts of question it would be pertinent to ask are: "Which metaphors reflect current thinking about organisational strategies, structures, and control and information systems (including past, present and future concerns)?" "Which alternative metaphors might capture better what more desirably could be achieved with this organisation?" < previous page page_50 next page >...
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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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