A unique contribution to systems thinking where Rajneesh Chowdhury presents a wide range of case narratives culminating in his idea of "Holistic Flexibility". Insights presented in this book can have far-reaching impact in the areas presented, and beyond.
Rajneesh takes the reader through a comprehensive journey of understanding the relevance of systems thinking for consultants and change makers. Rajneesh's argument on building responsible outcomes for change interventions brings in an onus to systems consultants to work towards solutions that are meaningful and sustainable.
A significant addition to the literature on systems thinking, particularly because the ideas it espouses are grounded on practical project work. These engagements have embraced a wide variety of organisations in private industry, public health, professional services, and the charitable sector.
An eye-opening journey through a wide spectrum of cases and systems thinking approaches, finally introducing his own theory. This book is going to change the way we think about improving social structures.
This is a valuable practitioner-oriented book pinned on the strong theoretical foundations of systems thinking and flexibility. The author presents highly engaging narratives of his consulting journey by presenting a range of valuable case studies and touching upon pertinent topics.
A compelling book on using systems thinking in managing complex problems told through the author’s personal work experiences. Managers in many areas – healthcare, finance, smart cities, community development, and others – should have this information and will be well served by the examples in this book.
Rajneesh's perspective as a global executive with a vast background of applied consulting expertise makes this book a must read. His viewpoint on interconnectedness is a reminder that one can't just solve complex problems using a single blunt instrument or line of thinking.
Rajneesh Chowdhury's book brings to the forefront some of the most critical aspects required to build organisations that are meaningful, responsible and sustainable. I am convinced of his abilities to navigate complex situations and his capacity of advisory on responsible outcomes for businesses.
Rajneesh touches upon a range of exciting case studies in the field of organizational development, employee engagement and change management. Particularly exciting is the "Systemic OD matrix" that he arrives at as a result of his experiences and learnings.
A bold attempt to reimagine systems thinking in the light of Eastern mysticism - an insightful and timely contribution to a new paradigm that is now coming to the fore.
Effective praxis in the realm of systems thinking is truly an art form that ties the pragmatic to the theoretical. Rajneesh Chowdhury is uniquely positioned to provide guidance and insights for the systems thinking community through his exposition of the five principles for systems practice in this book.
This work by Rajneesh Chowdhury is an imperative resource for managers and consultants operating in complex contexts that have interplay of multiple agencies. The book brings out the intricacies of decision-making in business situations and creates an argument for the systems approach, which is substantiated by the wide array of compelling case studies.
Rajneesh Chowdhury has brilliantly connected the practice of management consultancy with systems thinking. Weaving his consultancy experiences through case studies, his Holistic Flexibility model and now, Conscious Systemic Leadership, based on the Hindu philosophy of Shiva... brilliant is the only word that comes to mind.
An excellent investigation of case studies using a systems thinking lens and methodologies. Insights and learnings drawn will be highly valuable for anyone working in development policies and systems change.
An impressive exposition of systems thinking in a range of areas in diverse sectors. This book is pinned on application of highly sophisticated ideas in systems theory.
This book is written from a practitioner's perspective that makes the discussions real, relatable, and exciting. Challenges surfaced, solutions proposed and ideas presented are highly valuable for complex problem solving in the public sector.
This book brings together an interesting array of theoretical deliberations and case studies in systems thinking, presented in the context of the latest developments in systems research. I highly recommend this book for postgraduate level students in business, management, and community operations research.
A thoughtful and thought-provoking book to enhance the practice of systems thinking. The author’s principles for Holistic Flexibility in systems interventions address, with pragmatic insight, the key challenge of bringing about beneficial, responsible, and transformative organizational change.