The Logic of Failure

Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations

Author: Dietrich Dörner

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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An incisive analysis of real-life situations that helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid logical yet devastating errors.

Die Logik des Misslingens

Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen

Author: Dietrich Dörner

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011613

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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«Komplexität erzeugt Unsicherheit. Unsicherheit erzeugt Angst. Vor dieser Angst wollen wir uns schützen. Darum blendet unser Gehirn all das Komplizierte, Undurchschaubare, Unberechenbare aus. Übrig bleibt ein Ausschnitt – das, was wir schon kennen. Weil dieser Ausschnitt aber mit dem Ganzen, das wir nicht sehen wollen, verknüpft ist, unterlaufen uns viele Fehler – der Misserfolg wird logisch programmiert.» (Rheinischer Merkur) Seit Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe 1989 hat sich «Die Logik des Misslingens» zum «Standardwerk des Querdenkens» für Psychologen, Kognitionswissenschaftler, Risikoforscher und Motivationstrainer entwickelt. Dass komplexe Systeme nicht nur individuelle Entscheidungen, sondern auch Dynamik und erfolgreiches Handeln in Gruppen maßgeblich beeinflussen, ist neu in dieser erweiterten Ausgabe.

The Logic of Failure

Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations

Author: Dietrich Dörner

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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An incisive analysis of real-life situations that helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid logical yet devastating errors.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

KNOW-WHY: Management kapiert Komplexität

Wie und warum Manager mehr begreifen und sich weniger auf Best Practice verlassen müssen

Author: Kai Neumann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848287447

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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KNOW-WHY erklärt aus systemischer Sicht, wann etwas erfolgreich ist, und wann nicht. Erstmals gibt es Werkzeuge und mit KNOW-WHY eine Methode, die auch Nicht-Methoden-Experten es erlaubt, die Zusammenhänge ihrer Herausforderungen zu analysieren. Manager müssen nicht mehr blind auf Best Practice von anderswo vertrauen, sondern können die Risiken und die Chancen ihrer individuellen Situation aus dem Wirkungszusammenhang heraus begreifen. Das Buch gibt in kleinen Kapiteln Anregungen zur Betrachtung aus KNOW-WHY-Sicht von Strategieentwicklung, Prozessoptimierung, Organisationsentwicklung, Risikomanagement u.v.m..

KNOW-WHY: Chancen für eine bessere Welt

Author: Kai Neumann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3844878998

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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KNOW-WHY-Denken fragt nach dem WARUM von allem im Leben und erklärt systemisch das Muster von Erfolg und Nicht-Erfolg. Die großen Krisen dieser Welt, Armut, Umweltverschmutzung, Klimawandel, Wirtschaftskrisen, Kriege und die Ressourcenverknappung sind menschgemacht. Die Alternativen sind unlängst bekannt und doch bessert sich die Menschheit nicht. Wenn wir anfangen mehr Zusammenhänge zu sehen und zu kommunizieren und dazu auch noch nach dem WARUM fragen, ergeben sich Möglichkeiten für eine bessere Welt. Vor allem die Natur des Menschen führt dazu, dass wir wider unseres Verstandes unser Verhalten in allen Teilen der Welt nicht ändern. Wenn wir aber dieser Natur des Menschen fühlbare Alternative anbieten, ergeben sich viele Chancen für mehr Wohlstand und gerechtere Verteilung, für mehr gemeinsame Werte und weniger Feindbilder, für intelligenteres Wirtschaften, neue Märkte und weniger Verschwendung. Es ist keine einfache, naive Lösung für eine komplexe Welt, sondern klar begründet, wie wir in einem größeren Ursache-Wirkungszusammenhang an vielen Hebeln gleichzeitig ansetzen müssen, in der Politik, in den Medien, in den Unternehmen, den Wissenschaften und bei jedem einzelnen von uns. Lebenspraktisch einfach zu lesen.

Crisis Management in a Complex World

Author: Dawn R. Gilpin,Priscilla J. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195328728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Today's managers, business owners, and public relations practitioners grapple daily with a fundamental question about contemporary crisis management: to what extent is it possible to control events and stakeholder responses to them, in order to contain escalating crises or safeguard an organization's reputation? The authors meet the question head-on, departing from other crisis management texts, and arguing that a complexity-based approach is superior to the standard simplification model of organizational learning.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations

Author: Elwood F. Holton, III,Timothy T. Baldwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787971871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations featurescontributions from leading experts in the field learning transfer,and offers the most current information, ideas, and theories on thetopic and aptly illustrates how to put transfer systems intoaction. In this book, the authors move beyond explanation tointervention by contributing their most recent thinking on how bestto intervene in organizational contexts to influence the transferof learning. Written for chief learning officers, training anddevelopment practitioners, management development professionals,and human resource management practitioners, this important volumeshows how to create systems that ensure employees are getting andretaining the information, skills, and knowledge necessary toaccomplish tasks on the job. Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations addresseslearning transfer on both the individual and organizational level.This volume shows how to diagnose learning transfer systems, createa transfer-ready profile, and assess and place employees tomaximize transfer. The book includes information on how todetermine what process should be followed to design anorganization-specific learning transfer system intervention. Theauthors focus on the actual learning process and show how to usefront-end analysis to avoid transfer problems. In addition, theyoutline the issues associated with such popular work-based learninginitiatives as action learning and communities of practice, andthey also present applications on learning transfer withine-learning and team training contexts.

Blink!

Die Macht des Moments

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405008

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Jeder kennt sie: Momente, in denen wir denken, ohne zu denken.Wir nennen sie Intuition oder Bauchgefühl. Aber sie sind viel mehr: Unser Gehirn arbeitet dann auf Hochtouren, um uns die richtigen Entscheidungen zu liefern. Malcolm Gladwell erklärt die Macht dieses Augenblicks und zeigt, wie wir unsere verborgene Intelligenz trainieren und besser nutzen können.

Error Reduction in Health Care

A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety

Author: Patrice L. Spath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118001561

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Error Reduction in Health Care Completely revised and updated, this second edition of Error Reduction in Health Care offers a step-by-step guide for implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine to reduce the frequency of errors in health care services and to mitigate the impact of errors when they do occur. With contributions from noted leaders in health safety, Error Reduction in Health Care provides information on analyzing accidents and shows how systematic methods can be used to understand hazards before accidents occur. In the chapters, authors explore how to prioritize risks to accurately focus efforts in a systems redesign, including performance measures and human factors. This expanded edition covers contemporary material on innovative patient safety topics such as applying Lean principles to reduce mistakes, opportunity analysis, deductive adverse event investigation, improving safety through collaboration with patients and families, using technology for patient safety improvements, medication safety, and high reliability organizations. The Editor

Fail Better

Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner

Author: Anjali Sastry,Kara Penn

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422193454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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If you’re aiming to innovate, failure along the way is a given. But can you fail better? Whether you’re rolling out a new product from a city-view office or rolling up your sleeves to deliver a social service in the field, learning why and how to embrace failure can help you do better, faster. Smart leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents design their innovation projects with a key idea in mind: ensure that every failure is maximally useful. In Fail Better, Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn show how to create the conditions, culture, and habits to systematically, ruthlessly, and quickly figure out what works, in three steps: 1. Launch every innovation project with the right groundwork 2. Build and refine ideas and products through iterative action 3. Identify and embed the learning Fail Better teaches you how to design your efforts to test the boundaries of your thinking, explore crucial interdependencies, and find the factors that can shift results from just acceptable to groundbreaking—or even world-changing. Practical instructions intertwined with compelling real-world examples show you how to: • Make predictions and map system relationships ahead of time so you can better assess results • Establish how much failure you can afford • Prioritize project activities for disconfirmation and iteration • Learn from every action step by collecting and examining the right data • Support efficient, productive habits to link action and reflection • Distill, share, and embed the lessons from every success and failure You may be a Fortune 500 manager, scrappy start-up innovator, social impact visionary, or simply leading your own small project. If you aim to break through without breaking the bank—or ruining your reputation—this book is for you.

Expert Approaches to Support Gifted Learners

Professional Perspectives, Best Practices, and Positive Solutions

Author: Margaret Wayne Gosfield

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 157542875X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Educators and parents need practical information they can use now to help them best understand and support the gifted learners in their lives. Because of the unique social and emotional needs faced by gifted learners—not to mention the unique academic needs—teaching and parenting them can be as demanding as it is rewarding. These 36 articles provide much-needed help. They are a “best of” from the last seven years of the Gifted Education Communicator, the national publication of the California Association for the Gifted. With contributions from respected scholars as well as new experts in the field, this book is sensitive, positive, and packed with ideas and up-to-date facts.

Collaborative Resilience

Moving Through Crisis to Opportunity

Author: Connie Ozawa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262516454

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

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Case studies and analyses investigate how collaborative response to crisis can enhance social-ecological resilience and promote community reinvention. Crisis--whether natural disaster, technological failure, economic collapse, or shocking acts of violence--can offer opportunities for collaboration, consensus building, and transformative social change. Communities often experience a surge of collective energy and purpose in the aftermath of crisis. Rather than rely on government and private-sector efforts to deal with crises through prevention and mitigation, we can harness post-crisis forces for recovery and change through innovative collaborative planning. Drawing on recent work in the fields of planning and natural resource management, this book examines a range of efforts to enhance resilience through collaboration, describing communities that have survived and even thrived by building trust and interdependence. These collaborative efforts include environmental assessment methods in Cozumel, Mexico; the governance of a "climate protected community" in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana; fisheries management in Southeast Asia's Mekong region; and the restoration of natural fire regimes in U.S. forests. In addition to describing the many forms that collaboration can take--including consensus processes, learning networks, and truth and reconciliation commissions--the authors argue that collaborative resilience requires redefining the idea of resilience itself. A resilient system is not just discovered through good science; it emerges as a community debates and defines ecological and social features of the system and appropriate scales of activity. Poised between collaborative practice and resilience analysis, collaborative resilience is both a process and an outcome of collective engagement with social-ecological complexity.

Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development

Author: Caraiani, Chira?a

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466687215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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In today’s society, environmental concerns are at the forefront of entrepreneurial decision-making and planning. With increased attention on an organization’s environmental impact, researchers and business leaders strive to provide the best methodologies and strategies for effective environmental reporting and accountability. Green Accounting Initiatives and Strategies for Sustainable Development presents the latest scholarly research on the economic, social, and environmental objectives essential to the planning and support of future organizations and communities. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, advanced level students, and professionals interested in designing business models and financial plans with consideration for environmental and social liabilities. This publication features timely, research based chapters on economic, social, and environmental policies including, but not limited to, green performance measurement, triple bottom line reporting, sustainable societies, environmental protection, and risk and adaptive management.

Risk and Reason

Safety, Law, and the Environment

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Reveals the sources of such problems as airplane safety, global warming, and pollution, and examines what can be done by providing proposals for social reform and risk regulation.

Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding

Merton’s Conjectures and the Value of Work

Author: Barry L. Padgett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Work as center of life has such an important role in our lives; it bears a standard by which we measure our success. It is a major component of self-actualization and well-being. Professional life offers the hope of rewarding work, not just financially but work that is fulfilling. However, professions are also riddled with complexities and ethical conflicts that obstruct the goal of meaningful work. Our jobs are fraught with moral ambiguities and dilemmas; these become sources of frustration and alienation. What is needed is a transformation, a renewal of our professional lives and the institutional contexts in which we operate, to humanize the alienating aspects of work and professions. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), though a cloistered monk, wrote extensively on spiritual and social issues. He has been called "a spiritual master" for contemporary times. He possessed an uncanny sense of self-awareness and moral imagination. His life and writings have inspired countless persons on life’s spiritual journey. Yet, while people have looked to Merton for guidance on spiritual issues, the implications of his thought for several other areas of life are open to exploration. This book focuses on the significance of his reflections in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, which offer one the confidence to embark on a journey that seeks to transcend the complexities of professional life, and courage to transform the negative features of workplaces and organizations through reasoned moral action, moral imagination, and leadership.