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Third party resources

The following resources may be of interest to those involved in organizational decision-making — at any level. Idea Sciences has no involvement with the development and maintenance of these resources, so cannot provide any assurances concerning the content.

Decision Support Systems Resources

Decision Support Systems Resources is a collection of resources about computer-enhanced decision-making. The stated mission of the site is to help people who are interested in learning about how to use information technology and software to improve decision-making. The target audience is IS professionals, IS students, managers interested in MIS and academics in the field of MIS/DSS.

The International Association of Facilitators

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is the recognized source for credible and valuable professional help for practicing facilitators.

IAF members work and consult with corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, educational institutions and communities in over 30 countries. They contribute to organizational and social change using applied group process methodologies.

Idea Sciences has a number of staff and partners who are members of the IAF.

Microsoft Research

Microsoft's® research division is exploring a number of technologies that will have an impact on the way organizations process information and make decisions.

The New England Complex Systems Institute

The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. Complex systems have multiple interacting components whose collective behavior cannot be simply inferred from the behavior of components. The recognition that understanding the parts cannot explain collective behavior has led to various new concepts and methodologies that are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business and even social policy.

The Society for Organizational Learning

The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), is an intentional learning community composed of organizations, individuals, and local SoL communities around the world. It was created to connect corporations and organizations, researchers and consultants to generate knowledge about and capacity for fundamental innovation and change by engaging in collaborative action inquiry projects.

While bringing together "specialists", the society's goal is more than simple collaboration — it strives to develop the researcher, capacity builder and practitioner in each of us. As an action learning community, SoL generates real business and social system results, new intellectual capital and on-going personal and professional networks.

Idea Sciences has a number of staff and partners who are active SoL members.

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