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    Perrow’s Normal Accident Theory in which he asserts that the implementation of complex systems by organisations / companies has resulted in unpreventable organisational accidents. The 2011 Fukasmi nuclear accident will be explained to support this assertion. As a second step, human error by those in the organisation as a factor which causes accidents will be analysed through Reason’s

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    Systems Theory and Triple Bottom Line theory AnalysisCorporations should be and could be a major force for resolving environmental and socialconcerns in the 21st century" (Banerjee, B, 2003, p. 1). William Ford, Jr., 2004. The following paper will be a two-page analysis on the ways in which Systems Theory and the Triple Bottom Line Theory support each other. According to the article entitled, "Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility," the term, Systems Theory, actually involves studying the

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    times, we hear the words complex and complicated used interchangeably. In fact, out of curiosity, I highlighted the two words in Microsoft Word after typing them in the previous sentence and looked at the synonyms provided. Oddly enough, complex is synonymous with words such as multifaceted and intricate. Yet, when I pulled up the synonyms for complicated, complex was the first word listed. What is complexity? How does it differ from complicated issues? Complicated systems are exactly what Microsoft

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    challenges conventional wisdom, claiming that the matter is significantly more complex. Gladwell 's theory, “Power of Context,” basically identifies small details within an environment and how they can heavily influence said environment. The “Power of Context” is extremely enlightening; because it sheds light on the observed behavior within Johnson 's self-organizing Manchester and Faludi 's archaic Citadel. Gladwell builds his theory off of the concept of “Broken Windows,” wherein “relatively minor problems

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    and globalization have created new markets as well as enabling more competition in the marketplace, thereby creating a complex world for companies (Morieux, 2011). More competition and the ever changing marketplace, means it becomes harder everyday to keep up with changes and customer needs. The more complex an industry becomes, the more changes take place, meaning the more complex an organization can become. According to Morieux (2011), today’s companies set themsekves six times as many performance

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    senior leadership includes an overview of the organization with a discussion on current challenges in cross-functional strategic planning, and operational execution, given the current business and internal climate, an overview of four leadership theories which provide specific perspectives in helping senior leadership in solving cross-functional planning challenges, with a recommended action plan aligned with the organization mission, vision, ethics and globally diverse workforce. The large education

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    However, for organisations to develop a holistic approach to performance management, they need to consider theories associated with ‘social factors’. Social factor is the study of human interaction and how those interactions can affect both human and safety performance. Topics for discussion to improve human performance and in the context of team work as a social interaction will include system complexity and coupling. According to Wilson et al. (2007, p. 246) ‘effective team work is extremely important

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    transformation of complex systems; the writer’s chosen organization’s mission, values, and overall goals; how the organization is viewed in the community; the organization’s culture using Schein’s culture definition; identify a relevant leadership style; apply Collins’ Hedgehog Concept and Flywheel Concept to the organization’s level of greatness; and identify the organization’s readiness for change. Complex Systems Transformation According to Carr, Hard, and Trahant (1996), a complex adaptive system is a collection

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    Vincent Infirmary’s (SVI) complex adaptive system, mission, values, culture, leadership style, level of greatness, and readiness for changes. Complex Adaptive System Healthcare organizations have multiple agents collaborating together for the common good of the community and patient. These agents may function independently but are dependent on one another to function successfully (Plsek & Greenhalgh, 2001). For

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    Biomimicry What is biomimicry? From bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate Biomimicry is a new science where entrepreneurs imitate nature’s time-tested processes, systems and designs to solve human’s sustainability problems. Sustainability Problem The sustainability problem referred to in this research project is the high energy consumption of air-conditioners in industrial facilities but also in households and its global and personal health

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