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- Thinking Out Loud: Making Explicit Individual & Organizational Similarity
An ongoing interest of mine is in linking the similarities across different psychological systems. Individual, group, and organizational systems share a number of common attributes. These include: a recognizable systemic identity; distinct rituals and practices; differences between the subject and other entities; specific intra-system roles and specializations; a capability to change; the fact that change [...]
- Fixing the Financial System: The Bank of England’s Systemic View of Organizational Behavior
Andrew G. Haldane , Executive Director for Financial Stability of the Bank of England, delivered a remarkable paper at the April 2009 meeting of the Financial Student Association, in Amsterdam. Entitled, “Rethinking the Financial Network”, its deserved acclaim in the world press concerns its reliance on the study of complexity in natural systems: from epidemiology [...]
- The Irrationality of Sacrifice In Satisficing
One of the greatest recognitions about organizational decision-making is Nobel Laureate, Herbert Simon‘s notion of “satisficing”. Satisficing is the maximizing of multiple divergent inputs toward a goal based on a weighting of divergent parts. While the end product is rarely ideal from the perspective of any discrete participant’s perspective, its measure of utility is in [...]