Conference System Approaches
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Conference System Approaches
University of Economics, Prague

SOCIO-TECHNICAL TOOLBOX IN ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE

AUTHORS: Ludmila Malinová, Peter Bednar (University of Economics in Prague, Department of System Analysis and University of Portsmouth, UK, School of Computing)

ABSTRACT:
The paper is related to problematics of specific methodologies which are trying to comply with the social factor. System thinking – the particular discipline of system theory – has a number of methodologies which are evolving from the sixties. The organizational environment is still quickly changing and the necessity to adapt that methodologies is crucial. The paper shows one of the approach, which seems to be very useful in nowadays organizational analysis. IT is adaptable to both sides as social and technological factor. The Socio-Technical toolbox which is related to Contextual System Inquiry, which forces both sides to adapt a specific situation in organization. One side is the analyst who is applying the tools and the other side is the organization as its individuals and their intentions and needs in context of particular organization. This methodology seems to be very beneficial to both sides and could help to deal with unstable environment of the organization. The author Antonin Rosicky had a specific viewpoint on the problematic of system thinking and organizational change within social systems. Therefore, the paper contains several of his comments and ideas to support the importance of the Sociotechnical toolbox.

KEY WORDS: System methodologies, toolbox, systemic approach, socio-technical toolbox, system thinking.

DOI: 10.18267/pr.2015.pav.2125.8

FULLTEXT: SOCIO-TECHNICAL TOOLBOX IN ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICE – ING. LUDMILA MALINOVÁ, PETER BEDNAR, MSC

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