An overview of Stafford Beer's Viable System Model

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in cybernetics

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

Intended Audience:

Intelligent laymen interested in “How things really work” and how they could work better ….

  • Why do our organizations have so much trouble meeting their objectives?

  • Why are they in constant crisis?

  • Why doesn’t reorganization improve things?

Most of us know very little about how the organizations which influence our lives actually function. This is because we lack any but the most rudimentary concepts for thinking about them.

The answers to the questions above will not be answered directly in this presentation. Consider them as an exercise for the student! (© Cavendish Software Ltd. 1995, portions © Stafford Beer 1985)


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