Working Paper Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems

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  title={Working Paper Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems Evolutionary Behavior of Complex Sociotechnical Systems},
  author={Z Bonen}
}
  • Z Bonen
A complex sociotechnical system (STS) is composed of many people and many types of equipment interacting together to perform some tasks. A product/machine evolves by generations; a STS, on the other hand evolves gradually and incrementaly. Patterns of evolution are described for product, a single STS and tandem STS. A mature, inflexible STS acts as a filter blocking radical change proposals and accepting only incremental changes which cause minimum disruption to its present state. Hence… CONTINUE READING
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