William at all
What must be done to activate the VSM wide implementation ?
See my page - http://ototsky.mgn.ru/vsm
and my Abstract for the WOSC-2008 -
Leonid - http://ototsky.mgn.ru/it
> Thanks for providing another round of data points about the sociology of
> inter-domain technology transfer. What is significant about the vast
> collection of these experiences of passive/aggressive rejections, over the
> ages, is that the creation of this ubiquitous response remains undiscussed
> and unexamined. Where is the clarion call saying "Hey, anybody see a
> pattern here? How come there are no contrary examples?" None.
> Decades ago I made it a point to visit with the living greats in systems
> think, including Stafford. Near the end all would say something to the
> effect that - "Although my concepts have not yet taken hold to any
> commensurate extent, in a hundred years or so society would gradually get
> the message and the discipline of systems think would become a cultural
> norm." I noted these mentors, and their mentors, had tormented endings -
> to a man.
> There is absolutely no shred of evidence that, given time, society will
> gravitate towards what's best for its survival and advancement. There is
> no compelling force towards enlightenment-based action. Anyone can find
> the same miserable pattern of sabotage in the literature of a century ago
> - Thorstein Veblen being but one example. What is striking is that the
> behavioral attributes of institutions are exactly the same, century in and
> century out - oblivious to circumstances. The institutional rejection of
> VSM, wholesale, is but one instance of the institutional aversion to
> intelligence-informed management. Friday, USA citizens bailed out Wall St.
> to the tune of a trillion dollars without once investigating by what means
> this global emergency manifested, unforeseeable, overnight.
> "Oh, you had no idea on Friday when you reported solid financial strength
> that by Monday your institution would be down $300 billion? No problem.
> Here's money for you to keep doing whatever you were doing. After all,
> your $400 trillion in unregulated derivatives makes out national budget
> look parsimonious."
> In view of this stunning measurement of institutional ideology, it just
> doesn't seem likely that promoting VSM in the ways and means it has been
> promoted will fare any better in the future. But, that's another
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