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A Systems Thinking Framework for Problem Solving
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The seven system’s aspects According to the Biomatrix systems theory, each organisation, such as a co- op, display seven different aspects, just like a coin is made up of two sides and a dice is made up of six sides. Governance Ethos Aims Process Structure Resources Governance Environment
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The seven systems aspects cont The practical meaning of the seven systems aspects framework is that the seven aspects of an organisation must be understood for it to be understood as a whole It also means that these seven aspects are the STRATEGIC LEVERS or PLACES TO INTERVENE for the transformation of the organisation. Any shift in any one of these seven aspects can produce big changes in the whole organisation.
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The meaning and importance of ethos Ethos of a system refers to the ideas, beliefs, values, theories that lie at the core of that system. In the business context, ethos refer to the organisational culture, the mindset within the organisation, which is responsible for the unfolding of the organisation. Ethos are often unstated. And understanding them or the organisational culture therefore goes far beyond the list of stated values The more fundamental or drastic the change in ethos, the more drastic or radical will be the change in the system. E.g. Religious conversion, which is nothing but the result of a change of religious beliefs
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course BUSINESS business f taught by Professor Vandermerwe during the Spring '11 term at Stellenbosch University-South Africa.

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