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Technosophy: Strategic Approaches to the Assessment and by Paul Levy, Mihael Junkar (auth.), Paul Levy, Mihael Junkar

By Paul Levy, Mihael Junkar (auth.), Paul Levy, Mihael Junkar (eds.)

This quantity includes the true complaints of the NATO complicated learn Workshop at the Strategic ways to the review and administration of producing expertise Innovation, Bled, Slovenia, June 3-5, 1997. The note 'genuine' is used because the content material of this booklet has arisen from rules and reflections which arose in the course of and after the workshop itself. It includes no pre-prepared papers or articles. The workshop used to be designed to create a discussion board for discussion and debate. The essence of that discuss is contained the following. We recognize the aid of NATO in making this attainable. as a result abnormal nature of those lawsuits, we recognize all workshop contributors as co-authors of alternative components of the e-book and we pay tribute to all of them. The court cases have taken it slow to organize, because the mirrored image procedure has been lengthy and sundry! 1 Technosophy: Strategic ways to the evaluate and administration of producing expertise Innovation Paul Levy Mihael Junkar position: Bled, Slovenia Date: June 3-5 1997 A 3-day workshop "Though our smoke might disguise the Heavens out of your eyes, it's going to vanish and the celebrities will shine back, simply because, for all our strength and weight and dimension, we're not anything greater than young children of your mind. " Rudyard Kipling 1. creation this isn't an extended book.

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In our view the former should be seen as an part of strategic technology assessment and the latter seen as a 'whole system approach'. We should never be assessing machines without contextualising them 48 strategically, without recourse to a whole systems view. We should also not allow our whole systems view to blind us to the importance of detailed scientific and economic assessment of hard technology choices. We need both. Bridges need to be built between the technical and strategic levels if a technosophic approach is to be realised - an approach based on the generation of significant learning, knowledge and experience which can be integrated into decision making and management processes that deliver sustainable success in organisations.

Necessary changes in organisation design and processes to support successful implementation and 2. Choice of a technology, which is appropriate to the organisation's strategy and structure. Note we say 'informed' decision making. Such information may be acquired through current management information systems or may require diagnostic 'activity. We were interested to hear how companies acquire relevant information for their assessment of manufacturing technology. How is Benchmarking employed? What other external sources of information are explored?

Often small suppliers find a pressure to improve the quality of their performance measurement and customers to improve their scheduling. In the long run, joint development of Information Technology infrastructure enabling regular, even 'live' sharing of sophisticated product and process information data supports joint innovation. - conflicting business and operational strategies Traditionally, firms see the setting of business and operational strategies as an internal matter. In hierarchically structured organisations these strategies are often the 'secret' preserve of 'boards' of managers.

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