Growing Adaptive Organizations

Mark’s VSM intro videos

Viable System Model’s Docs Mark’s VSM intro videos

Mark Lambertz has produced some very instructive videos introducing the Viable System Model. Unfortunately they are only available in English. Here they are, with kind permission of the author:

Viable System Model Introduction – The Why

A general introduction to some typical approaches to visualize the structure of an organization. This video lays the foundation to understand how different the Viable System Model is and what makes it so special.

Introduction to the Viable System Model – The What and How – I

This video introduces the fundamental concepts of the environment, operation, management, and regulation. It furthermore looks deeper into the concept of loops and how information is transmitted through the loops via transducers.


Introduction to the Viable System Model – How and What – II

This video explores the Viable System Model in detail. It explains not only the different systems of the VSM but explains, in the beginning, the concept of recursion levels within an organization.