June 19 was the seventeenth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration was on Eventbrite .

Theme: Systems Thinking and the Socio-Technical Perspective

June 19 represents the second in a series of three sessions reviewing developments in systems thinking associated with the history of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations.  It is preceded by:

with neither of the sessions required as a prerequisite.  Each meeting focuses on the reading for that month.  The three-part series will be confirmed for conclusion on July 17.

Suggested pre-reading: 

The Socio-Technical Systems Perspective is generally the best-known of the three originating from Tavistock, first developed in research with the coal mines in Yorkshire, England.

The original of the concept is described in the "Introduction to Volume 2" by Eric Trist:

In the "Introduction: Shaping a New Field", reflections were done in the 1980s back into the 1950s.

Participants should not feel limited to this suggested pre-reading, but should recognize that other attendees may have not read, or are reading differently, that article.


Post-meeting artifacts

Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.