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Systems Thinking as a Way Towards Effective Problem Solving and Organisational Learning
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.
2012 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recently, higher education institutions have been studied from an organic and loosely coupled perspective. However, dealing with such organisations is challenging, since they are difficult to predict and control. Therefore the appliance of system theoretic principles has been suggested, as they are assumed to increase problem solving processes and, thereby, increase universities learning ability. The objective of this article is to contribute to this discussion by presenting the results of an empirical study of a case university, the consequences of the university management’s decision making in problem solving processes from a system theoretic perspective, also with a learning organisations perspective. Another objective is to discuss how the understanding and appliance of system theoretic principles can influence organisational effectiveness as well as organisational learning capacity. Empery is based on method triangulation; document, interviews and survey analysis, however qualitative data have been reanalysed for the objective of this article. Results indicate that the appliance of system theoretic principles is most likely to influence mental models as well as cultural characteristics that oppose effective problem solving and organisational learning. It is concluded that systems thinking may be a way towards effective problem solving and organisational learning.

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2012. 1-21 p.
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-9310DiVA: diva2:483052
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NERA Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Available from: 2012-01-24 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2012-08-14Bibliographically approved

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