Remember The Titans paper

Remember The Titans paper - A system is basically separate...

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A system is basically separate parts working together to form a whole.  The  movie,  Remember the Titans , illustrates several aspects of a working system including  interconnectedness of parts and adaptability to change. Of these aspects there are  examples in the movie of interconnectedness of parts, including interdependence, ripple  effect, and synergy.  Adaptability to change is shown by equifinality, openness and  boundaries. Interdependence is when all members of a group work together to achieve their  desired goal.  Coach Boone understands that the members need to achieve  interdependence to be successful as a team and achieve their goal.  He takes them to  the cemetery, the site of the battle of Gettysburg and tells the players to,” take a lesson  from the dead. If we don’t come together, we too will be destroyed.”  This is when the  team begins to realize the extent of their interdependence or lack thereof.  Gary and  Julius lead the team in working together interdependently. A ripple effect is a chain reaction that begins in one part of a system and spreads  across the entire system.  An example of this ripple effect is before the third game when  Blue, Gary, and Julius bring the team together in the gym.  Blue tells the team that they  need to come together. The passion and energy that he puts into his message starts a 
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Withers during the Spring '11 term at Butte College.

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