GROUP MODELING-BUILDING: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A CASE STUDY

Rina Sadia

Abstract


DOI: 10.14684/intertech.13.2014.50-55

System Thinking refers to the interrelationship between the parts of the organization that intend to design, produce and distribute products or services. System Thinking is actually a conceptual language that encourages professionals into using "feedback loop" thinking rather than mere linear thinking. In order to solve a problem, System Thinking requires the building of a model by a diverse group with a varied input. Research has shown that in spite of conventional guidelines for eliciting this input from group members, factors such the environment, culture and work conditions can impact the understanding of the system's behavior. It is recommended to incorporate this concept within all areas of engineering education as it trains future engineers to create long-term learning processes within their organization that could bring about improved organizational effectiveness. Index Terms – feedback loops, group modeling process, knowledge elicitation, mental models, and system dynamics.


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