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< previous page page_92 next page > Page 92 System 2 Co-ordinates the parts that make up System 1 in a harmonious manner. Dampens uncontrolled oscillations between the parts. System 3 A control function that ultimately maintains internal stability. Interprets policy decisions of higher management.
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Allocates resources to the parts of System 1. Ensures effective implementation of policy. Carries out "audits" using the System 3* auditing channel. System 4 An intelligence gathering/reporting function that captures all relevant information about a system's total environment. Provides a model of the organisation's environment.
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Distributes environmental information upwards or downwards according to its degree of importance. Brings together internal and external information in an "operations room"an environment for decision. Rapidly transmits urgent information from Systems 1, 2 and 3 to System 5 (alerting System 5 through the "algedonic" signal). System 5 Is responsible for
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Unformatted text preview: policy. Responds to significant signals that pass through the various "filters" of Systems 1, 2, 3 and 4. Arbitrates between the sometimes antagonistic internal and external demands on the organisation as represented respectively by Systems 3 and 4. Represents the essential qualities of the "whole system" to any "wider system" of which it is a part. Also important to the model are appropriate information flows and communication links. The information flowing around the various communication channels in the model is information about how the different parts of the organisation, and the organisation as a whole, are performing in relation to their respective goals. Achievement in most organisations is measured in terms of money; the criteria of success being the extent to which profits are maximised and costs minimised. This is not regarded as satisfactory by Beer. Such measurement ignores < previous page page_92 next page >...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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