What Can Cybernetics Contribute to the Conscious Evolution of Organizations and Society? -- Markus Schwaninger, July 7, 2003, 11:35 a.m.

Ludwig von Bertalanffy Lecture

47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Hersonissos, Crete, July 7, 2003.

July 7, 2003, 11:35 a.m., Plenary

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Chair:  Ken Bausch

[Ken Bausch acting as chair]

Markus Schwaninger, University of St. Gallen


Link to previous speakers, from Comanche and Maori

Only survivor of original ISSS (Society for General Systems Research) founders, Anatol Rapoport, sent a message to the conference.

Today's talk is on the link between theme of conference and own work


Mastery strategy:

Living system.



Dimensions of organizational fitness:

Used in media company, and systemic project management.


Team Syntegrity:  method for design of democratic management, for heterarchy.

Why not design social organizations along the design of a polyhedron?

Commemorative CD for Stafford Beer.

Growth of shared information


Provides foundation for building bridges for sustainable


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