Systems Thinking and Learning
Systems thinking and learning was a perfect way to tie the work of this program together and think about each part in the context of how they are meant to operate together. For example, I was reminded how important it is to understand the financial operations of the organization in order to make decisions and the importance of building relationships across the entire organization. Further, how our work around management styles and the study of Deming's principles were naturally revisited throughout Module 8. Viewing an organization as a system and learning to respect the various functionalities of it and the strengths and contributions of its people, will only serve to accomplish meaningful work and push the organization closer towards its goals.