Success to the Successful: the Use of Systems Thinking Tools in Teaching OB

2017-06-08T01:36:45Z (GMT) by Bardoel, E. Anne
This paper discusses the use of two systems thinking tools to the teaching of organizational behavior (OB) concepts and case studies. It is contended that the use of causal loop diagramming techniques and archetypes are a useful tool in assisting students to understand interdependencies, difficulties of implementation, impacts of assumptions, and to be provide further insights into OB concepts. This paper demonstrates the insights that systems thinking tools can provide by using the "Success to the successful" archetype as an example.