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Overcoming the Three Group Pathologies. The products of a group potentially should be suspect from the impact of any of the behavioral pathologies discussed so far. Even if systems science has made it possible to overcome the impact of the Individual Behavioral Pathologies, neglect of the three Group Pathologies will almost certainly assure that group products will be unsatisfactory. As I proceed, I will describe the consequences of ignoring these pathologies and a way in which they may be overcome through application of a sound systems science.
An Introduction to Systems Science 20 • Accepting Results from Subordinates Who Have Used Effective Practices. Once the efficacy of such processes has been highlighted in the organization, high-level management typically resorts to the use of such processes when they are unable to arrive at sound strategies or activities; but, perhaps in order to avoid an appearance of inadequacy, may choose to reshape, rather than accept, those products that have been developed from a sound base in systems science.
This common description, while acceptable, is not sufficient to respond to the key concerns of the systems scientist. Common Foundations of All Science: The Fundamental Triangle. Three components form the foundations of any science whether it be biased or neutral. , have foundational roots in) one or more of these three components. This is not a terribly difficult thing to show, since the same foundations also apply to the local practitioner. But a significant distinction must be made. Unless the three foundations are assiduously developed to form a systems science, the practitioner will be left to operate his ship without a rudder, placing upon the practitioner the requirement to reinvent a kind of localized science for every localized problematic situation.