Design rules for intranets according to the viable system model
2006 (English)In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 19, no 6, 523-535 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Viable System Model, VSM, by Stafford Beer is a model used for diagnosing and designing organizational structure and communication to facilitate necessary and sufficient conditions for viability. The model has been used for diagnosing different kinds of organizations at different levels where its use highlights existing or missing communication patterns and information flows in different communication channels and relates findings to a viable system. In a previous article, VSM and Intranet have been discussed and examples of advantages of combining the two concepts when designing organizations, has been given. In this article, VSM is combined with Intranet and possible functions in an intranet that support information exchange between different systems are identified and described. The suggested functions identified in this article are finally related to Intranet use modes, and the concepts of Empowerment vs. control.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2006. Vol. 19, no 6, 523-535 p.
Intranet, viable system model, design, empowerment, participation
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4976DOI: 10.1007/s11213-006-9041-5ISI: 000242688800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4976DiVA: diva2:144298