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This is about what the OPMS looks like, and, very briefly, what you can do with it - check out what follows here… About ‘The One Page Management System’ (OPMS) Contains ‘overlay’ animations : Please download and save to your hard disk, then use your F5 key to run the presentation! (Scrolling through this presentation without actually running it will SURELY be very confusing!) A number of ‘Missions’ are articulated at the next slide. Several of them – particularly the ‘individual Missions’ and some of the ‘organizational Missions’ – have been successfully tackled using the OPMS! (The societal Missions have not been tried). Work in progress - about 80% done (Jan ’09)
“ What are the BARRIERS/ DIFFICULTIES/ THREATS that may hinder or prevent accomplishment of your Mission?” “ To ensure this organisation becomes truly innovative!” “ To ensure that the CIC becomes a truly effective instrument for the people who need access to public information!” … HOW TO overcome BARRIERS, DIFFICULTIES, THREATS and WEAKNESSES (that may hinder or prevent accomplishment of the Mission)? … … HOW TO organize the THINGS TO DO to accomplish the Mission in the most effective way possible? … … showing all the lists of ALL ideas, in all relevant Dimensions, that may be involved in accomplishment of the specified Mission – along with all the models showing relationships between the ideas… … STRENGTHS… … (for Individuals): HOW TO get hold of the good ideas from wherever they are available, and most effectively integrate them into my working plans! … “ What are the THINGS TO DO to accomplish your Mission?” The heart of the matter of course lies in how to construct those “HOW TO…” models! It takes a very little learning (and a little ‘unlearning’) to construct and use these models effectively… … (for groups): HOW TO integrate ALL good ideas, from wherever they may arise, so that the group can develop an effective Action Plan in true consensus! Then, respond to questions about various aspects of that Mission: … WEAKNESSES … It’s a comprehensive ‘model of models’… Next slide: What happens within the ‘ OPMS Framework’ OPMS software now ready (in prototype!) What the OPMS looks like: … HOW TO prepare myself/ourselves so as to be able to grab OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE most effectively as they may arise! … (and so on) “ To develop the OPMS software” “ To double our turnover, with adequate profitability – within 1 year” “ To understand all topics in my math syllabus – and thereby to do very well in my math exams” … OPPORTUNITIES … … Etc… As you collect and clarify available ideas about the relevant ‘elements’ of your system, you are enabled to construct models showing… “ To reduce attrition in the organization to ----%, within 1 year from now” “ To align newcomers to the organization to the organization’s objectives effectively” “ To ensure 90% true literacy in the country within 10 years from today” [We have a detailed presentation to show you a pretty thorough justification of our claims. Write in to [email_address] for more information] “ To work continuingly to become a top-level (world class!) s/w designer!” More detailed information about the ‘OPMS’ is available at ‘The Technical Story’ (seen in our formal presentations) – also, write to [email_address] for more information Mission Title Dimensions below ‘System Tie-Line’ Dimensions above ‘System Tie-Line’ "To plan, design and develop teaching and research programs for improving the situation of math/Sc. learning at all levels (K-Ph.D) in India and the rest of the world " All of those “HOW TO”s that develop in the OPMS above the ‘System Tie-Line’ enable you to develop all subsystems needed to help ensure that all THINGS TO BE DONE do actually get done effectively! First, create a Mission – any Mission!
To generate relevant ideas, we simply need to ask appropriate questions of the people who may have ideas about the issue under consideration The OPMS Framework – this is what happens within it Generating and Using Ideas The right people to ask are those actually involved in the issue in various ways – the real stakeholders in the issue To actually USE the ideas generated, here is what has to be done: Capture Ideas Record Ideas Organize and Integrate Ideas Create Lists! To Organize and Integrate Ideas: Construct models showing relationships between ideas! ● Interpretive Structural Models ● Field Representations ● One Page Management System (OPMS) Implement the models! (i.e., Act on the models) Ensures effective Action Planning on any chosen Mission!
The OPMS Framework – this is what happens within it Creativity Innovation! Problem Solving & Decision Making – for individual & groups! Change Management Knowledge Management Strategic Management Implementing Ideas! Individual Issues Organizational Issues Societal Issues … and much, MUCH else! Motivating people… All above can be demonstrated and measured in live workshop sessions!
Fundamental Concepts <ul><li>Fundamental philosophy: A problem is best resolved by the people involved in it </li></ul><ul><li>OPMS enables individuals and organization to benefit from ‘self-consulting’ </li></ul><ul><li>OPMS is a vehicle to explore and exploit the vast latent knowledge and intuitive power of people in the organization – uses Socratic method of ‘teaching by questioning’ rather than by ‘telling’ </li></ul><ul><li>OPMS helps create wisdom from existing knowledge – integrates knowledge of people into consensus action planning </li></ul>
Processes to accomplish these tasks quite well known in Management Science - but they’re generally not very effective because of the lack of the requirements sketched next: <ul><li>Grab hold of all good ideas available! Record (and clarify) those ideas! </li></ul>Idea Generation tools Put the ideas together into an effective Action Plan! <ul><li>Interpretive Structural Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Field Representation Method </li></ul>Processes to accomplish this task barely known to Management Science as it exists today! Integrate everything to create a true system! One Page Management System (OPMS) Processes for effective integration of ideas not known at all to Management Science! These processes that today are not known to management science are explained in outline at the ‘technical story’ underlying OPMS
OPMS Process Deliverables <ul><li>Identification of an agreed Mission – relating to an individual or group </li></ul><ul><li>Lists of ideas covering various aspects of the Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Initiation of an agreed Action Plan to accomplish the Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Practical means to overcome BARRIERS, DIFFICULTIES THREATS, WEAKNESSES and avail of OPPORTUNITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Reports to monitor ‘ What & Why – Who – When - How Much ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Design of all needed sub-systems: marketing system, planning system, information systems – whatever the subsystems that may be required for the Mission! </li></ul><ul><li>Significant enhancement of attitudes, behaviour and performance of individuals at each level </li></ul>
Where participants cannot all come together at the same place at the same time, a workshop could be conducted over the Internet. Such ‘workshops’ - with participants entering into discussion mode for, say, an hour at a time several times a week - will necessarily have to be spread out over several weeks (and they are not as effective as a live workshop with face-to-face interaction) A quick ‘live’ OPMS session on a real issue chosen by participants (but NOT a full-scale workshop!) can be conducted during a 2-hour presentation Free copy of OPMS software to each participant in workshops! Full-scale live workshops conducted over 1 day and 2 days
Information about John Warfield’s books, papers, etc: http://www.jnwarfield.com and see also the ‘John Warfield Collection’ maintained at the library of George Mason University http://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/warfield.htm The OPMS is based on the seminal contributions to systems science by Professor John N. Warfield.
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