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Introduction to Systems Approach


Lecture number:
7
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Com 229 - Foundations of Organizational Communication

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COM 229 Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Human Relations Outline of Current Lecture II Systems Approach III System Properties IV Cybernetics Current Lecture System s Theory Views through Classical lenses hierarchy and human resources relations lenses built on organism rather than mechanistic metaphor all parts needed to work together Everything is connected If you change one everything changes Interdependence reliance Mutually reliant on one another Stakeholders need to be considered Hierarchical ordering unlike classic super ordinates rely on subordinates Permeability lower boundaries allow information materials and power to flow both directions Input Throughout Output transform raw info material to products services exchange required to obtain input output feedback required to manage throughout processes Corrective feedback and positive growth feedback These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute System Properties Holism sum parts Classical approach viewed A A A 3A Systems approach viewed A A A B Equifinality different paths to same ending Negative Entropy ability to sustain and grow Requisite Variety Diversity within must match diversity outside of system Cybernetics System goal is to transform raw info material to products services Mechanisms help maintain system goal Feedback used to realign mechanisms toward goal Emphases emphasizes role of corrective feeback Emphasizes interdependence of mechanisms De emphasize environment and growth



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