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I have often talked on this blog about the law of requisite variety.
Stafford Beer indeed created a model of viable organizations which is supported by a set of principles and laws that I summarized in the just uploaded mindmap.
If you want to know more on that topic, have a look at my delicious bookmarks on VSM.
This is an (old) initial version. I need to update it with information about how the VSM model is organized:
- Management (S3, S3*, S4, S5)
- Operations (S1, S2)
- Communications channels between sub-systems (C1 to C6)