This book discusses how systems thinking and approaches can aid management consultants in navigating the complexities of client advisory in current realities.
It presents a range of ideas, concepts and reference cases that are relevant and topical for consultants in their daily work. It argues that systems thinking allows holism and flexibility in management consulting.
While holism is about the ability to encompass the environmental and organisational complexity, flexibility is about the ability to think creatively and adopt different approaches to accommodate this complexity.
With commentaries, case studies, conceptual models and perspectives that cut across multiple industries, sectors and countries, this book is a valuable resource for academics and professionals alike.
The book carries a foreword by Michael C Jackson.
Holistic Flexibility for Systems Thinking and Practice. Routledge. (Book)
The past, present, and future of Critical Systems Thinking: A dialogue with Michael C Jackson. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. Wiley. (Journal paper)