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By Constantin Malik

Wars, revolutions, and monetary failures should not have to occur. there are methods to remodel governmental rules with a purpose to steer clear of such catastrophes. what's needed—argues administration professional Constantin Malik—is to expect switch and to organize for it. With this hugely instructive and provocative booklet, Malik brings administration idea to executive, suggesting a chain of latest equipment and tools for winning governance, methods in keeping with the most recent examine within the fields of crowd psychology and administration cybernetics.

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Most studies so far have Crowd Psychology and Socionomics 63 focused on advanced crowd phenomena and it has been possible to identify their specifics quite accurately.

In short, System 3 needs to make sure that System 1 gets what it needs to fulfill its task within the limits and for the sake of the Viable System as a whole. The government of a country or the management of a company are typical examples. 40 Ahead of Change To fulfill its purpose System 3 necessarily needs to be able to issue commands to System 1. However, this command channel should be used as rarely and as subtly as possible. The reason is the variety created in System 1. Although there is a constant flow of information from System 1 to System 3, only System 1 possesses all the information that is needed to cope with the variety created in its environment.

The current classical reductionist approaches that still cling to the concept of control in the sense of controlling every detail and specific do not only not offer any help but actually make things worse. Beer’s Viable System Model provides the possibility of diagnosing and structuring a system properly so that we are in control of it in the cybernetic sense. This means that we no longer take action ignorant of the actual 52 Ahead of Change mechanisms that are at work. The measures taken are not »blind« anymore, if you will.

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