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Whole-Scale Change by Dannemiller Tyson Associates

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Chapter 2Pointing the Way to the Magic

How Whole-Scale Unleashes the Magic: The Systems Theory Perspective

The essence of Whole-Scale is concerned with how to cause profound, timely, and far-reaching change in human systems. We are often reminded of a quote attributed to Lewin, “Nothing is as practical as a good theory.” The literature is currently active with various accounts of how systems theory and the new sciences bring new perspectives. Understanding how Whole-Scale change is grounded in open systems theory provides the connection between the magical results that can be achieved and the groundwater spring from which the magic flows. What we will do in this chapter is to bring to life our version of systems thinking and how we apply ...

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