By K. Koskinen

This booklet offers another observational scheme to higher comprehend wisdom production and studying in project-based companies. It builds upon emergent new methods of tasks that is vital - as any self-discipline remains alive by way of mirrored image and re-framing principles as they're challenged, argued and clarified.

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Positive feedback can lead to runaway exponential growth. Negative feedback is when changes in the whole system feed back to oppose the original change and so dampen the effect. It leads to less of the action that is creating it. Negative feedback keeps the system stable and resists attempts to change it. System dynamics is an approach to understanding the behaviour of complex systems over time. It deals with internal feedback loops and time delays that affect the behaviour of the entire system.

Relatively closed systems have rigid, impenetrable boundaries, whereas open systems have permeable boundaries between themselves and the broader system. All systems have boundaries which separate them from their environments. For example, boundaries set the domain of a project-based company’s activities. However, in this case the boundaries are rather vaguely formed, that is, they are highly permeable boundaries. Cybernetics and feedback loops Cybernetics is the study of feedback and it is derived from concepts such as communication and control in living organisms, machines, and organizations.

In a system, cause and effect may be far apart in time and space. The effect may not be apparent until days, weeks, or even years later. At the same time, people have to act without delay (O’Connor and McDermott, 1997). In recent years, systems thinking has developed to provide techniques for studying systems in holistic ways to supplement traditional reductionist methods. In this more recent tradition, systems theory in organizational studies is considered by some as a humanistic extension of the natural sciences.

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