Tag: viable system model

  • Viable System Model Example

    Viable System Model Example

    How to apply the Viable System Model? One of the most obvious ways to use the Viable System Model is a mapping approach. You take the VSM quite literally and map organizational aspects like meetings, roles, tools, or artifacts to the model’s different systems. Even though this method is partially criticized within the VSM community, […]

  • Introduction to the Viable System Model

    My Video Lectures about the Viable System Model Finally, I am releasing the first three videos about my introduction to the Viable System Model. I decided that I wanted to share everything I have understood so far, but not in a written form anymore. Therefore, I produced a series of simple screen captures and dared […]

  • Service Dominant Logic

    The fundamental misunderstanding about products, services, and value creation It is popular to speak about product-led organizations. They shall be able to solve customer problems better because teams in this kind of organization have full accountability for product success. An enterprise organized around products The basic idea sounds fantastic: Instead of organizing an enterprise functionally […]

  • Viable Leadership – Basic Questions

    A nano manifesto for Viable Leadership The one who contributes leads – forget the organigram.   Four basic questions of Leadership “What must be done? …is more important than… “What do I want to do?” “Is this the right thing to do?” …takes precedence over… “How do employees, clients, and shareholders value my work?” “What contribution […]

  • Post Agile Era

    Beyond Agile? Some wild speculations Agile is (almost) a commodity. Many young folks coming fresh from the university know nothing else than the agile way of working. Being agile is in many IT/Digital related areas the new normal. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it does not, but nobody who has got the taste of it […]

  • An Agile Team as Viable System

    The basic structure of an Agile Team Every Scrum Master, Agile Coach or how ever you call the role of an “Agilist” knows the situation: There is a new team or even a team of teams which wants to learn the new way of working. Usually, there is some sort of a kickoff – the […]

  • Viable Leadership

    The Viable System Model and Leadership This post contains an excerpt of the book „Responsible leadership in a complex world“ (Zitat, so far only available in German) which is a co-production of Peter Gomez, Timo Meynhardt and me. Our work used the Viable System Model to offer a framework for Reflective Practitioners (according to the […]

  • Stabilität durch Entkopplung

    Matrjoschkas und das Prinzip der losen Kopplung <tldr;>Lasst die Menschen in Ruhe ihre Sache planen. Unternehmensweite Planungsebenen können die Idee der Agilität unterlaufen. Der Aufgabenschnitt sollte den ausführenden Menschen obliegen. Entkoppelte Planungsebenen bieten mehr Freiheit in der Selbstorganisation und erzeugen eine komplexitätsgerechte Ordnung, um Ergebnisse zu liefern.</tldr;> Egal ob wir mit agilen oder klassischen Projektstrukturen arbeiten, […]

  • Lebensfähigkeit als Leitstern

    Erlebt die Idee der Viabilität eine Renaissance? Wie bereits im letzten Blogpost angekündigt möchte ich über ein neues Projekt berichten, bei dem es schon wieder um das Viable System Model geht. Eigentlich dachte ich mir, dass ich dazu schon alles gesagt hätte und es nicht noch einmal herleiten kann – schließlich haben meine beiden Erstlinge […]

  • Connecting the Purpose(s)

    The VSM as a Way of Looking at the World and How to Align Visions in Order to Create a Unifying Meta-Purpose The discussions about the so called “Organizational Purpose” have reached in recent years a new level – at least in my perception. Of course there always was (and will be) a never ending debate […]