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Breaking Down Functional Blinders: A Systemic View of the Organizational Map

A manager of a capital equipment manufacturer once said, “We never realized how strong our functional blinders were. We get so into our own part of the business, we don’t even realize how we affect other groups.” This two-part series of articles describes a process called the Systemic View of the Organizational Map (SVOM).  SVOM builds on systems archetypes to help you assess […]

Evaluating Epidemic Intervention Strategies with Systems Thinking: A Case Study of Dengue in Mexico

In developing national epidemiological control strategies, understanding the environment in which an epidemic develops, the complex interrelationships of the relevant variables and their resulting behavior requires responsible health decision makers to develop comprehensive, effective policies. Systemic decision models can help managers understand the impact of alternative strategies for addressing disasters such as national epidemics. This […]

Las Organizaciones Inteligentes en la Toma de Decisiones en Salud: El Caso del Dengue

Las Organizaciones Inteligentes (OI) son un instrumento de gran ayuda para organizar y conducir acciones de vigilancia, prevención y control. Son tecnología de punta en la administración; permiten generar esquemas del comportamiento de estructuras y políticas de organizaciones, describen sistématicamente problemas e integran modelos computarizados. Con esto se desarrollan pensamientos sistémicos; producen una visión compartida; […]