How Organisations REALLY work: Stafford Beer's Viable Systems Model

Exponentially Human London
Exponentially Human London
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Trevor Hilder will run his one-day, workshop course on Stafford Beer's Viable Systems Model. Trevor learned directly from Beer in the 1990s, and has experience of using the model with great success.
Highly interactive sessions, limited numbers. Book soon!

A four hour workshop to teach the fundamental concepts of how organisations work, based on the work of Professor Stafford Beer in the field of management cybernetics, which he founded in the 1960s.

Beer applied these concepts to fields as diverse as managing steel production, publishing, banking and economic policy. I learned them from Beer in the 1990s and since then have applied them with great success to understanding organisations and building better (software) systems to free people to get their work done with the minimum of bureaucracy.

I recently taught these ideas to the COO of an organisation with an annual turnover of £30 million which reduced his working week from 100 hours to about fifteen!

The workshop will be in depth and highly interactive, and I will be helping participants work on their own interests as we go along. It will consist of two sessions of about two hours each, with a break for lunch in between:

11:00 - 13:00 Introduction to the Viable System Model (VSM).
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 - 16:00 Overcoming Social Barriers to Organisational Change - the Moral Modalities Framework (MMF).

This event is part of darVOZ week 2018 at NEWSPEAK HOUSE.