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The Resource Systems thinking for social change : a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results, David Peter Stroh

Systems thinking for social change : a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results, David Peter Stroh

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Systems thinking for social change : a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results
Title
Systems thinking for social change
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a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results
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David Peter Stroh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintended consequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results. Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert. Systems thinking leader David Stroh walks readers through techniques he has used to help people end homelessness and increase affordable housing, improve public health, strengthen public education and access to early childhood development services, protect child welfare, reform the criminal justice system, resolve identity-based conflicts, and more. The result is a highly readable, effective guide to understanding systems and using that knowledge to get the results you want"--
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1950-
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Stroh, David Peter
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM831
LC item number
.S787 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Social change
  • Management
  • System theory
  • SCIENCE / System Theory
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
  • Management
  • Social change
  • System theory
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Systems thinking for social change : a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results, David Peter Stroh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908375619
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781603585804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022577
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)908375619
  • (Sirsi) a1888867
Label
Systems thinking for social change : a practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results, David Peter Stroh
Link
http://cgreen.stisonbooks.com/images/books/native/9781603585804.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908375619
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781603585804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908375619
  • (Sirsi) a1888867

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