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Futures for Organisations

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Robinson Roe

What started out as a Balanced Scorecard project has morphed into a framework for uncovering futures for organisations. Futures for Organisations.

I started this group with the intent of using the Balanced Scorecard to create a broader view of the underlying dynamics of an organisation. Armed with this understanding we could create a better future for ourselves. What I keep running into is a sea of complexity.

In my quest to learn I recently came across Ross Ashby's law of requisite variety: only variety can absorb variety. Or in other words: only complexity can absorb complexity. Stafford Beer uses Ashby's law in his Viable Systems Model. Beer 's model shows us a way how to handle complexity. It provides a framework to understand the dynamics of an organisation, whether that organisation is a company, a social group or our own bodies - which is what Beer uses as his basis for the model.

Therefore I hope the members of The Leadership Hub will allow me to change the direction of this group to one where we can explore how we can use a framework like Beer's Viable System Model to better understand the dynamics of our own organisation. And from this understanding start to plan the futures for organisations.

Group Contributions

Identifying critical mass !

by Ramakrishna Murthy November 27, 2012

Theory of a Perfect Organization

by Robinson Roe June 12, 2011

On Leadership and Cheeseburgers

by Tom Schulte July 30, 2009

Gaming the Gamers - a great quote from Hoverstadt

by Robinson Roe December 1, 2008

Morphing the Project - 24 November 2008

by Robinson Roe November 24, 2008

June 2nd - Gone Missing

by Robinson Roe June 1, 2008

A really simple balanced scorecard

by The Architect May 30, 2008