Read this segment of Chapter 3 (Prisoners of the System, or Prisoners of our Own Thinking you can find it under module Apr 7:Systems Thinking) from Peter Senge’s book The Fifth Discipline.
After you read this, write a short response paper (300-500 words) that answers the following questions:
•What do we mean by the word “system?” How is a system different from a random collection of things?
•What is the root cause of the actions of the retailer, wholesaler, and brewery? please explain each specifically?
•Who is to blame for the situation? Explain why.
•How do you think information technology and information systems connect to all of this?
Keep your response short and concise, but do use proper spelling, grammar, and writing style. You will learn better if you put the concepts into your own words. Properly cite any specific quotes from the chapter or other sources you use if any.