Current organizations underperform due to silo thinking. Leaders and managers must acquire a whole-system perspective. This book provides the overview, knowledge and tools to create a practical shift to a systemic organization for 21st century management. The “Theory of everything” for management; an evolved and more scientific Fifth Discipline plus field book for contemporary managers.
"A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive
and move toward higher levels."
for the Age of Complexity
Equipping companies with the contemporary science, principles and every day practices to compete in complex markets
(W. Edwards Deming & Theory of Constraints)4>
Since 1996, Intelligent Management has helped organizations improve dramatically and grow. How? By partnering with scientists, technologists and innovation centers in North America and Europe to develop and deliver systemic management solutions for our age of complexity. Our unique Network of Projects organizational design is proving to be increasingly appropriate for a digital and decentralized economy based on transparency, win-win and fair sharing of economic gains.
Our approach, the Decalogue Management Methodology, is based on hard science and a systems and network perspective. It promotes intelligence, effectiveness and accountability in the place of bureaucracy, and flow in the place of artificial barriers and a silo mentality. We guide people to leverage constraints and achieve results they did not imagine possible through conventional thinking.
Everything is connected
A method for shifting towards a systems view and practice to promote sustainable network wealth
Education-based consultancy on managing variation and constraints and the Network of Projects approach to management
Access free articles and resources for a systemic approach to management
Discovering extra capacity through your constraint
Managing complexity can create anxiety because complexity suggests a lack of control. Managing an organization around a constraint and managing variation allows control over the entire organization through radically heightened focus.
Simply by introducing Drum, Buffer, Rope from the Theory of Constraints, identifying a physical constraint and subordinating to that constraint, an organization will gain at least 30% capacity without added investments. This alone is a huge result.
The traditional, non-systemic approach is to demand maximum “efficiency” from all parts of an organization and production process, whereas our systemic approach, combining Deming with the Theory of Constraints, only requires maximum efficiency from the constraint and therefore:
- avoids accumulation of work in progress between the various production phases
- shortens lead time
- frees up capital
- synchronizes production with the market
- makes evident where redundancies in activities exist and where processes can be improved
- increases the flow of throughput
- enables systemic and systematic approach to Sales and Marketing to increase sales and market penetration
- allows more effective organizational design
- improves Quality
- increases Involvement through well-thought-through processes and relationships
- increases Flow, including generation of cash
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‘The Human Constraint’
a book about personal and business transformation
by Angela Montgomery, PhD
“I think the book is brilliantly written, much more engaging than the Goldratt books. It sort of captivates one with a sense of wanting to see what’s going to happen next.” GENE BELLINGER, SYSTEMS THINKING WORLD
- A fast paced story with online extra material
- Theory of Constraints and Deming’s management approach
- Over 90 pages of resources in online Knowledge Base
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