Using VSM to integrate SD modelling into an organisation context

2017-06-05T04:31:49Z (GMT) by Haslett, Tim Oka, Marvin
For some time, writers and practitioners, such as Vennix, Andersen and Richardson have addressed the problem of integrating the work of the system dynamics modellers into the decision making processes of an organisation. The method known as "group modelling techniques" has been widely discussed and used. This paper suggests that, in addition to a process which involves the facilitation of the modelling process with a group of internal organisational participants, it is necessary to provide a structure which integrates the outcomes of the group process into the broader organisational context. The model proposed here has been developed during consulting practice and uses Stafford Beer's Viable Systems Model as the basis for turning System Dynamics Modelling results into strategic intelligence.