1. Companies are ORGANIC BEINGS LIKE PEOPLE, they are not machines.
2. Companies like people are made of MULTIPLE, INTERRELATED, AND INTERDEPENDENT SYSTEMS.
3. Unlike a machine which can be reduced to its parts, SYSTEMS NEED TO BE VIEWED, DIAGNOSED AND IMPROVED AS A WHOLE. You cannot fix parts in isolation.
3. Companies have 3 core, interdependent systems, the ORGANIZATIONAL OPERATING SYSTEM (OS), the STRATEGY MANAGEMENT OS, and the OPERATIONS OS SYSTEMS, They have a 4th system which is a LINKING SYSTEM (e.g Financial, IT, Communications, etc.) that ties everything together.
To take stock, evaluate these systems both individually, but most importantly as a whole. In upcoming posts, I will expand on these concepts and propose questions and topics for each of these systems and for the organization overall.
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