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< previous  page page_174 next page > Page 174 Figure 8.2 Example of a rich picture A third approach currently being explored uses three types of analysis. The first takes the intervention in the situation as its subject matter, considering "clients" (who cause the intervention to take place) and "would-be problem solvers" (who conduct the study). The latter develop a list of possible people who could be considered ''problem owners". Analyses 2 and 3 draw upon two different metaphors, a culture metaphor and a narrowly defined power metaphor. Analysis 2 is "social system" analysis of roles, norms, etc. Analysis 3 is "political system" analysis based on the idea that power can be understood as the exchange of commodities of power in organisations. Analyses 1, 2 and
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Unformatted text preview: 3 make up the stream of cultural enquirya review of the context within which the methodology is being used. This enquiry continues, of course, throughout the study. From the rich picture, or one of the other ways of finding out, a number of themes surface which can then be captured as a set of relevant viewpoints, or &quot;relevant systems&quot;. This part of the process is effectively interfacing the two modes of thought, systems thinking and &quot;real world&quot; thinking, where themes of context-related &quot;real world&quot; thinking become relevant systems of idealised abstract systems thinking. A number of diverse relevant systems are generated. These will mostly be developed &lt; previous page page_174 next page &gt;...
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