The Cybernetics of Governance Chile 1971-1973
Last December Raul Espejo gave a talk about Cybersyn at the University of Westminster, London. Video recording of this event is now uploaded in YouTube:
The talk highlighted Cybersyn’s governance approach in contrast to current approached as well as its methodological and epistemological strengths and weaknesses. The talk was followed by a lively debate.
Information, reports, videos, photos of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics Congress in Ibagué, Colombia last October can be accessed in the Congress website
Viplan Online Learning Centre
Syncho Research offers a free online program to those who wish to learn more about the Viable System Model (VSM), the Viplan Method and the Viplan Methodology. This programme increases users' abilities to deal with unstructured problems and diagnose and design organisations. WWW.SYNCHO.ORG is in a separate website developed only for this purpose. Read more...
Viable System Model
was developed by Stafford Beer as a way to understand how complexity is managed in viable organizations. (read more on relevance and use of the VSM...)
Since its inception, Syncho has had a strong focus on research. At the heart of much of this research lies the Viable System Mode (VSM)l. Raul Espejo started his collaboration with Stafford Beer in the Project Cybersyn for the Chilean Government in the early 1970's. Since then Raul has publish many books and papers influenced by the VSM.
...is a method developed by Raul to use the Viable System Model in organizational diagnosis and design. It helps structuring the strategies used by organisations to manage their complexity in challenging environments. Its emphasis is in exploring and organisation's identity and structure ... read more...
developed by Raul to facilitate applying systemic thinking to organisational problem situations using the VSM and soft systems thinking. (read more ...)
Download pdfs on the VSM, Management Cybernetics
Accessing the ViPlan Learning System.