If System Thinkers are All So Smart, Why Ain’t we Rich?

  • Peter Crossley


If the pace of global change is such that core corporate identity is ephemeral (along with its structure and products), how can we measure longevity? Yet even if the organisation dies, all the systems, sub-systems and individuals (Churchman, 1968) that sustained it so long and so evidently successfully (i.e., its culture, leader selection, product quality) may somehow still exist, even if the parts have absorbed or emerged into new realities. If we could explain this metamorphosis more clearly, and help stakeholders prosper in the process, we would be rich!


Viable System Model Leader Selection System Thinker Total System Intervention Hierarchical Organisational Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Crossley
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  1. 1.School of Business and Applied ScienceKing Alfred’s CollegeWinchester, HantsUK

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