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BSlab Bslaboratory Lab posted in INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift – Towards a Systems Approach

January 8, 2013
 In preparation for my presentation at the international symposium and in light of the fact that my definition of Systems Approach is unique (out of the box, highly functional, simple, clear, problem solver, as all my other definitions are), I will post my definition of “System” on my blog for easy access to participants and non-participants in the Symposium:
First and foremost to understand system one must visualize a dynamic structure with a border, territory or space within which relationships,interactions or events occur. A system must have a framework, a context, an organization, a parameter, for example, a soccer game system composed of a measured field, 22 trained players, a great coach, a great manager, an impartial referee, paying spectators, police, the weather, time, behavior and a whistle.
What constitute a boundary or an organization? Very simple, a set of rules, just like a set of DNA’s is the blueprint. These rules define the function of the system. Valid rules=great function. Rational rules=poor function (most present systems), personal rules=terrible function (most past systems).
The grand system is the Universe. A system is designed to interact with greater systems, equal systems and lesser systems (sub-systems).
A system organized in nature through an evolved process tend to be perfect (meaning=with 100% awareness), a system organized by man through planning tend to be imperfect (meaning=with less than 100% awareness).
The purpose of forming a man-made system on earth is to harmonize economic, social, political, environmental and other systems and their relationships, a process that allows humanity to exist and support life, the better the rules the more expressive the culture.
A great system, whether natural or man-made, is dynamic, growing, improving,interactive and behavioral rather than mentalist.
The behavioral aspect of the system has the goal to solve problems, the mentalist aspect of the system has the goal to explain problems and solutions in a rational way.
The content (function) of a system is guided by the rules. If the rules are valid and enforced (referee)  the relationships between the components within the system will live in harmony.
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