September 9 (the second Monday of the month) is the 71st meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration will open on Eventbrite after August 12.
The systems thinking community has an ecology of approaches. How can we make sense of when and where we might apply specific theories and/or methods?
Intervening in human systems has been a focus of Critical Systems Thinking. Categorizations of systems paradigms began with roots by Burrell & Morgan (1979), with four paradigms for the analysis of social theory. [SVG] [ODG]
Reading more systems thinking texts may not help your understanding! This is why we have Systems Thinking Ontario meetings. For the diligent, the principal references cited above are:
- Burrell, Gibson, and Gareth Morgan. 1979. Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis: Elements of the Sociology of Corporate Life. Ashgate. [Google Scholar Search] [Google Books 1979 edition, snippet view] [Google Books 2017 edition, preview]
- Jackson, Michael C. 2003. Systems Thinking: Creative Holism for Managers. Wiley Chichester. [Google Scholar Search] [Google Books 2003 edition, no preview] [Google Books 2017 revised edition, no preview]
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.