Military Units and Orchestras as Living Systems

$19.95

Add to cart
Essay #: 069672
Total text length is 6,336 characters (approximately 4.4 pages).

Excerpts from the Paper

The beginning:
Military Units and Orchestras as Living Systems
At first glance, it may seem quixotic or even perverse to attempt to compare two organizations whose outward aspects differ as much as do those of the military unit and the symphony orchestra. What could one hope to learn from an exercise such as this? Nevertheless, on the most abstract level, many similarities can be found between military units and orchestras, and these similarities in turn can shed light on both the concept of an open system and the way in which the two systems examined meet and overcome challenges.
What is a living system?
A living system, also called an open system, is a network of relationships that interacts both within itself and with the outside world. It receives...
The end:
.....line than if it is considered merely desirable or conducive to long-term social health. Whether or not these priorities are correct, society's scale of values is in this way clearly displayed.
References
Flower, J. (1995). The structure of organized change: a conversation with Kevin Kelly. The Healthcare Forum Journal, 38(1). Retrieved June 6, 2011, from http:// www.well.com/user/bbear/kellyart.html
Roelofs, L. (2005a). Organizational change: open systems applied. Symphony Orchestra Institute. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from http://www.soi.org/reading/change/applied.shtml
Roelofs, L. (2005b). Organizational change: open systems concepts. Symphony Orchestra Institute. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from http://www.soi.org/reading/change/concepts.shtml