Why should you attend: As IT infrastructure continues to grow, the size of projects to migrate and upgrade systems are also growing. Managing these tasks, people and processes are getting more complex. SILC is a way to tame these projects.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Systems Encyclopedia ·
Hate comes in many forms. The author felt compelled to write this article in response to a comment made concerning hatred of Americans by citizens of our ally countries. This article also discusses racial intolerance in America with special commentary concerning the protests resulting from the Zimmerman verdict. ·
This is taken from the body of the article: "There a universal principle I call the Law of Equilibrium. This is not a "New Age" term. It is a sound metaphysical theory. The meaning of this principle has to do with being in "balance" with Mother Nature." ·
System Thinking insists that systems (of all kinds) must be analyzed as a whole in order to understand its emergent properties and the interrelatedness of its constituent parts (McDermott & O'Connor, 1997). Action Research is a research methodology that lay emphasis on researchers to work with practitioners rather than on them. The modern workplace requires systems thinking because it’s a complex whole that exhibits emergence and it is also in urgent need of expert guidance and knowledge that enables its inhabitants to become more productive and efficient. In the light of the bare minimum of options present for such possibilities, the author makes the case that action research can both teach and enable practitioners to incorporate systems thinking in their workplace. The paper gives a brief introduction to systems thinking and action research then makes the case for action research in the workplace and finally rounds off with strategies for conducting successfully action research. ·