Cybernetic management - as less harmful management as possible
In most countries today there exist a high level of complexity arising out of a multitude of goals perused and activities carried out at macro and micro level organizations. Apart from the delay in gathering, collating and interpreting the data on these events, there exists the perceptional bias in the mind of individuals and organizations, especially political organizations. As a consequence, the man on the street is at a loss as to whom to trust. What is the extent of benefit or…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on September 8, 2019 at 9:18am — No Comments
Generally in the past, the identity of people residing in a country is symbolized by the language they speak or the religion they follow. However, in the modern times people that speak different languages and follow different religion live together to form a nation-having a national flag, national anthem, constitution and usually one official language. Countries that follow some form of democracy run into a problem relating to their civil rights, such as, freedom to practice their…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on November 28, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments
It is tempting to as to why can’t a successful CEO of a giant corporation? Certainly yes, anything is possible but in all likelihood he may not be able to run the nation a as successfully. While it is true that both a business organization and a nation are human organizations-although in cybernetic terms, nation is many fold more complex than a business organization. Apart from this similarity, there are much dissimilarity between the two.
Cybernetics of the Science of Thinking
I think the time has come when cyberneticians and scientific thinkers the world over should unite to evolve the cybernetics of the Science of Thinking; that is, the Scientific laws of thinking and the technology of thinking. In a decade now a quantum jump in the mode of thinking (including bio computing and A.I etc) has taken place. The explosion of knowledge in different fields have over stretched the limits of human understanding ,so there is…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on July 7, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments
Currently the world is in the midst of a currency war, debt crisis, economic slow- down , info war ,political crises ,military tensions, oil crisis, migration crisis etc. Different sector specific explanations are being offered by experts and others analyzing the crises in totality by inter connecting these specific crises. However, in ultimate analysis it all boils down to human decision making under extreme stress. Be it a stock market player, a military strategist, an investor…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on September 11, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments
CYBERNETICS OF WAR AND PEACE
War and Peace situations occur as a result combine effect of both prevailing internal mindset of the individual/organization/country, external realities and differences in perceived realities by both opposing parties.
Depending upon the magnitude of the problem and the extent of perceptional difference between the two parties, the intensity of conflict can continuously increase or decrease due to…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on February 7, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments
All of us aspire for freedom. Freedom from constraints, freedom from being regulated or controlled by others, religion, social, economic or political freedom. As children we want freedom from the parental dictates, as adults individuals want personal freedom, freedom of expression, free to sex and love, free to choose our destiny, our values, freedom to think, that s free of ideologies, philosophies and dogmas. But as thinking beings we even want freedom from thinking as we may…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on December 25, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments
The transition from monarchy to democracy from the point of view of governance has been a step jump. While in monarchy the ruler or king supported by his chosen council of ministers, represent the mind of the country, in democracy the elected representatives of the people, in turn elect their leader who chooses his council of ministers and in a sense portray the mind of the nation. However, like all living systems in order to be viable, human systems must also be self organizing or…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on September 14, 2014 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Why is there a need to add the word ‘Innovation” to Management Cybernetics? Cybernetics as explained by Professor Stafford Beer is the science of self organizing systems (systems S!,S2, S3, S4,and S5). While S3 concerns itself with managing (planning, organizing, evaluating) the present system as designed, S4 deals with the designing future systems. The decision of select the redesign and time its introduction rests with the S5 .Basically one is distinguishing between homeostatic and home…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on August 18, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
the currert debate on restrictions on the use of Internet to those who can pay is just the tip of the ice berg. he sinster plan exposed by Snowdon gives scary picture of shape of things to come.
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on April 28, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments
Classification of types of Human Thinkers
Human thinkers as part of social thinking system can be classified into five types of thinkers. First, a set of human beings think about the performing the survival aspects of thinking. In the viable systems model of Stafford Beer these are performing operation management role in the human thinking industry or the knowledge economy. Next are those who engage themselves in thinking about the co ordination problems of survival thinking…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on January 10, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments
The aftermath of Snowdon's leak of NSA should suggest that any Secret service agency wanting to guard itself against such informational sunami should perhaps think in terms of deigning not only a mulch -level hierarchical distributed system with built in checks and balances such that any sub system if hacked cannot access other subsystems but also design several pseudo systems there to lead the hacker to dead ends.. Any comments ?
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on November 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Francis Heylighen of Principia Cybernetica sometime back had been developing his thesis on Evolutionary Cybernetics to which I wanted to respond but I could not succeed in e -mailling to him for reasons not clear to me. So I am using this blog to make my point. Long ago I had come accross a paper on Law of Requisite Structures which sounds quite convincing to me and like the Law of Requisite Variety is fundamental to Cybernetics Theory. In essence,it says that organizations inresponse to…Continue
Added by Bhuvaneshwar Joshi on October 5, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments
This law ,like that of requisite variety is quite fundamental to Evolutionary Cybernetics.Stated in simple terms it states that any system while responding to reoccuring environmental response initially builds a temporary functional structure and only after it is convinnced of its utility
it gives it a permanent shape in the form of a structure. All living ornaizations follow this Law. IN HUMAN ORGANIZATIONS ONE NOTICES THAT WHENEVER NEW ACTIVITIES ARE INTRODUCED THEY ARE GIVEN TO A…Continue