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Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

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This free course was written by Martin Reynolds.

This free course is adapted from a former Open University course Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change (TU811).

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1. Extract from: Cohen, L. (1993) Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, New York, Pantheon Books. © Leonard Cohen (1993).


Activity 1, Activity 5: Activity 7: from: Reynolds, M. and Holwell, S. (2010) ‘Introducing systems approaches’, in: Reynolds, M. and Holwell, S. (eds) Systems Approaches to Managing Change: A Practical Guide, London, Springer, pp. 1–23. © The Open University 2010.

Box 1, Box 2: Open Systems Group (2004) Systems practice: a distinctive competence with the Open University. Unpublished discussion paper containing notes by Morris, D. about the Anglia Schumacher Conference in 2003.

Box 3: extract adapted from: Chakravarty, M. (2005) The 10 schools of strategic planning [Online]. Available at getahead/ 2005/ sep/ 01strategy.htm

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