Systems Theory-Part 3-System Properties

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Systems Approaches:

copyright Marshall Scott Poole Systems Approaches Part 3: System Properties

II. Systems Theory:

copyright Marshall Scott Poole II. Systems Theory D. Properties of Systems Holism The whole is greater than the sum of the parts 2. Equifinality The same goals can be attained through different arrangements of the system

II. Systems Theory:

copyright Marshall Scott Poole II. Systems Theory D. Properties of Systems 3. Negative Entropy Entropy: Degree of disorder in system Open systems resist disorder in order to maintain their complexity

II. Systems Theory:

copyright Marshall Scott Poole II. Systems Theory D. Properties of Systems 4. Requisite Variety Law of Requisite Variety: In order to effectively cope with environmental demands, a system must be at least as complex as its environment

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