Systems Management Theory


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How does a failure in one part impact the system as a whole?

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1. Why do companies mostly use the same system throughout the world?

2. The board of an IT company is discussing their new business strategy to increase sales by 30%, although they are satisfied with the current number of products they have. Based on customer surveys that shows a demand for a longer battery life for their top product, an expensive mobile phone, they have added a much stronger battery to their product. Why is this an example of an open system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the systems management theory. During the quiz, you will be tested on an open system and a closed system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Open systems
  • Closed systems
  • Subsystem
  • Synergy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding systems management theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about synergy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the main belief of the theory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the theory, take a look at the lesson Systems Management Theory, which covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the systems management theory
  • Define synergy and entropy
  • Explain open and closed systems
  • Explore subsystems