← INTERSECTION16 Conference Copenhagen, June 9-10, 2016

Patrick Hoverstadt


Designing self-organising enterprises and viable systems

Thursday, June 9
16:45 – 17:30

Patrick Hoverstadt
Consultant, Author of "The Fractal Organization"

Traditionally, design focused on end products, but enterprise design is fundamentally different because enterprises occupy environments that change, so enterprises we “design” must be capable of change - potentially to fit environments that couldn’t have been anticipated initially. This has three design implications:

1. all design is transitory
2. we need to design enterprises capable of redesigning themselves
3. we need to design enterprises as self-organising systems.

We’ll introduce the viable system model - a design pattern that addresses all these issues and that’s been used on enterprises of all sizes including whole ecosystems and illustrate with a design case.