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Case studies in the health sector.

Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning, and Leveraging Strategic Resources (free online course)

Managing from Clarity (10 sessions) This course develops your capacity to identify, align, and leverage strategic resources. This course is a companion to the book Managing from Clarity.  Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical.  Through this course, you will learn how to (1) map an organization’s strategy systemically, (2) identify strategic […]

Strategic Clarity: Actions for Identifying and Correcting Gaps in Mental Models

Whether you are making quick resource-allocation decisions alone or collaborating with your executive team to set organizational strategy, what you see, what you advocate, and what you ultimately decide are influenced by the map of the world you carry around inside your head. In some ways, this map or mental model is unique to you, […]

Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning and Leveraging Strategic Resources

In searching for the organizational ‘magic’ that makes some businesses thrive and other fail, management gurus, academic seers and business leaders strive to articulate a single reason for success. Managers are then faced with analyzing numerous findings and trying to integrate the best elements from each view that makes sense to them. Managing from Clarity […]

Toward a Dynamic Theory of Antibiotic Resistance

Many common bacterial pathogens have become increasingly resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. The evidence suggests that the essential cause of the problem is the extensive and often inappropriate use of antibiotics, a practice that encourages the proliferation of resistant mutant strains of bacteria while suppressing the susceptible strains. However, it is not […]

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; […]