I'm working on a "canvas" for coaching that is based on the cybernetics of Ross Ashby / Stafford Beer.

Like a "the Purpose of a System is What it does" approach to sorting out what you're doing and where you're going, and what you'll be like when you get there.

I'm developing the approach & would appreciate any use and feedback to improve.

I'll post here when it's done. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in let me know and I'll make sure we have a chat about it too.

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i have been having my eyes on VSM, but didnt delve very deep. would be happy to check out anything you produce and provide feedback!

@alec That would be great. I've used the VSM, and taken it down to a person in their environment.

I need to produce a set of questions to help someone fill this in, but if you're familiar with VSM this should make some sense.

I think building viable organisations from viable people in those orgs is a really non - mechanistic way to look at organisation. Something that the VSM can suffer from.

@alec The boxes represent the 5 VSM systems, and environments.

The co-ordination box is where things like GTD would live. If you're familiar with Wardley Maps these would live in a couple of the 'change' boxes. And Cynefin dynamics sits on top of any new ideas / things you start to do.

Looks great on first glance. I will try to fill it our for myself the coming week and will get back to you!

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