Viable System Model

The VSM Test

The aim of the VSM test is to provide a quick and easy introduction to powerful complexity skills.

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Viable System Model

The Viable System Model (VSM) is based on management cybernetics theory developed by Stafford Beer. The model identifies essential functions within an organization, each responsible for specific tasks such as operations, coordination, and strategic planning, aiming to achieve viability and adaptability in complex environments.

The VSM provides a model for understanding the structure and functions of viable organizations. 

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