At 11:53 PM 9/27/95, Doug Reeler wrote:
>Does anyone have an exercise for introducing systems thinking to a
>workshop of 16 admin/support staff - I have thought maybe a drama or a
>setup for a drama - lasting 1 hourish. I am designing a 2-day workshop
>for admin\support staff to revalue and transform their roles and I want to
>ground it in systems thinking.
Doug, I don't know if anyone has suggested this, but the Five Why's
exercise that Peter Scholtes uses and then Rick Ross develops in the Fifth
Discipline Fieldbook is probably a good way to begin.
We set up the Fieldbook itself more or less to answer exactly your
question, and so we have a "way-into-the-mix" series of exercises
beginning on page 97. I imagine some subset of this could be brought down
into 2 days.
Rick Karash participated in creating that progression of material.
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