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The Great Fall: Business impact

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
What was the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall on business in Europe?   

Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers

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Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers Copyrighted image Credit: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Nov 2012
One of the pioneers of systems thinkiing shares his vision.

Evan Davis on... pedestrian crossings

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Evan Davis on... pedestrian crossings Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Nov 2009
Evan Davis from The Bottom Line explains the valuable lessons we can learn from the pedestrian crossing.

Systems explained by Peter Checkland

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Peter Checkland recalls how a shortage of management education led him to develop his theories.

Systems explained by Russell Ackoff

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Systems explained by Russell Ackoff Copyrighted image Credit: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Russell Ackoff talks about his career, systems thinking and operational research.

Make your own systems map

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Make your own systems map Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Discover more about systems thinking - trying your hand at making a systems map

Make your own systems model

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Make your own systems model Copyrighted image Credit: Open2 team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Discover more about systems thinking – making your own multiple cause diagram.

Systems in action: An everyday tale of industrial folk

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Can unions and management find an agreement to a controversial proposal?

What is a system? Boundaries and Biases

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2005
What do we actually mean by a system? A group of objects with their own boundaries and biases.

Systems in action: Coping with queues

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 May 2005
Success in a production line environment is down to coping with queues.