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Mr. Akhmad Hidayatno has published a book title Systems Thinking: A Way of Thinking for a Better Understanding of Complex Problems, In Indonesian. The primary book purpose is to introduce the systems approach thinking to local communities, because not many book on systems thinking were publish in Indonesian.
The book consist of 8 chapter that covers from systems definition, thinking definition, systems thinking, mental models, problem solving with systems thinking, and quantitative support for system thinking. A special chapter also discuss about how to teach system thinking based on the author experience in facilitating “Systems Thinking” mandatory course in Industrial Engineering Master Program. When asked to explains about the book, Pak Akhmad explains:
“In this Indonesian Language books, I introduce a new definition of Systems Thinking that is based on the combination of DeBono Thinking Concepts to Properties of System. A new unique nickname of “De BATIk” served as a memory jogger for the properties of system: multi-dimentions, boundaries, goals, holistic (emergent properties) and interconnections. As you probably know, Batik is a traditional design pattern of clothes in Indonesia, recognized by UNESCO. System thinking means asking groups of questions using De BATIk to improve our understanding of system.
Based on these two combination, I also proposed a 5 steps of problem solving using system thinking.”
The second stage of the leadership program is to have first hand knowledge on one of the most complex systems in the world: hospital. Therefore we took the students to Admira Hospital, a private hospital, recently established in the east side of Jakarta. The hospital was designed by a dedicated profesional team that wanted to have a new kind of hospital in Indonesia, that is based on international standards. The hospital has no class types difference and only has a single class.
We have an honor to have the founder of the hospital, dr. Achmad Harjadi M.Sc, to talk about his dreams, careers, and why he design the hospital the way Admira now. He also welcomes Industrial Engineering graduates to contribute to the hospital improvement systems, since these concepts are common in the US.
As annual event for all SEMS Lab assistants, we started a leadership programs that aims to instill leadership traits in our lab assistants. The event is parallel with national youth day in Indonesia, at October 28. Based on U-Theory approach, Mrs. Ernie Widianty, as the lead facilitators, will take the assistants through the U Journey. The session started at the SEMS lab with the introduction of the concept.
The last year alumni of the leadership program Stefan, Laisha and Dhanita, who just recently graduated, also helps to facilitate their juniors.
With the revised curriculum 2012, we are starting to introduce the beer game simulation for the undergraduate class of systems modeling this year. This was the largest size of beer game participants ever conducted by us so far with nearly 100 participants. We have to use the main hall at the 5th floor of the department building for this simulations with the help of all SEMS Lab assistants. One lab assistants was assigned to mentor one board after the initial instructions briefing. As usual a lot confusions on the start of the game, however with the improved instructions using animated slides and one mentor one board, the process went faster than what we are predicted. As usual also, with the progress of the game, faces of confusions, excitement or shocked rose during the game.
The beer game board that we were previously using was created 10 years ago, using a simple banner material with one color: black.
With the new affordable printing technology for banner printing, we are able to redesign the board with more color.
Today is the first time we were using the new board. The class were facilitated 3 of our lab assistants: Irvanu Rachman, Christian Susanto, and Tyonardo Cahayadi