Chris Cullen, Ern Reynolds, Nick
Homeostats resist change.
Interpretation of homeostatic resistance is an art.
- Beware of reaching the fundamentals.
- Reynolds suggested it was sometimes necessary to
induce the client to do the right thing (real) for the
wrong reasons (ostensible). Green thought this unethical
introducing unnecessary risk. Cullen was not present
- “Are you prepared to risk something of this
- Do you declare framework when consulting? After
payment! Or is it safer to do the job half-way, since the
truth shall make you an outcast.
- The collective unconscious resists becoming
Install the algedonic loop where missing, and the
independence of the auditor (system 3*)
Be wary of the following pathologies:
- S5– Lack of algedonic loop – corrected
after the fact, but messenger killed
- S5 – Executive Rookies – have all the
power but not the knowledge, whilst those who know do not
- S5, 4, 3, 2 – Power shift possibility
- S4 – Security clearance - lack of due
- S3* - Getting them dirty
- S3* - Corner-cutting (uncorrected neglect)
- S3 – Non-appropriated funds
- S2 – Constant and unwarranted telephone number
changes, publishing telephone directories on CD only and
making the directories obsolete.
S1, S2 etc stand here for the System Ones, Twos
etc of the Viable System Model
We want to collect distinct diseases of enterprises of
all kinds, then classify them and make therapeutic
recommendations. These will be progressively made available
on the Meta-Phorum website.
- Send prospectus for Handling Big Systems to the
Purple team – Chris – July 7
- Respond to Prospectus – All members –
- Develop and share proposal for CII with all members
– Chris – July 20
- Present proposal to CII representatives – Chris
- July 18-22
- Gain approval from CII to proceed – Chris
– July 31 target
Assuming approval granted:
- Establish a means of meeting – online and/or
- Share available text
- Scan and share models
- Identify missing links
- Identify first drafters for sections