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The New Systemics: what is it?

The web site is an introduction to the New Systemics. This approach seeks to incorporate the various methods and procedures dedicated to the action on the systems.

The New Systemics is art of acting effectively on a system i.e. to create and preserve a system.

Thus, within the framework proposed in this site, the oppositions between the Cartesian procedures and the others classically called "systemic" no longer have meanings. Moreover, let us note that in the current lifetime for example, the only really important thing is to know what a type of method or of procedures has to be used at the right moment. It is there the true issue according to us.

The "systemic" conventional approaches were built gradually during the 20th century primarily, although they plunge their roots very deeply in the past with authors like Heraclite, Lao Tzeu, Sun Tzu… For the 20th century, let us quote the contribution of a number of authors like L. Von Bertalanffy, N. Wiener, J. Forrester, P. Watslawick, P. Senge, J. De Rosnay, J.-L. Le Moigne, E. Morin… to quote only Western authors. In abstract, these "systemic" conventional approaches propose studying the systems by examining particularly interactions between the elements of a system and those that it maintains with its environment. By contrast, a Cartesian procedure proposes studying the systems by examining particularly the functions or the elements of the system under consideration ones independently of the others.

As an introduction to the New Systemics, we will present in this site:

  • the object on which works the New Systemics: the system;
  • some examples of successful uses of methods of the New Systemics through a serie in comic strips "The Securion adventures" and some systemic riddles: the "Pearl oysters".
They will briefly show how use the method or the procedure which is appropriate with respect to the characteristics of the system that one wants to create or preserve. It means to helping any decision-maker well-informed to implement the previous methods and therefore in particular the Cartesian procedure too.

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