Feedback Within the Context of Systems Theory

Posted on January 25, 2007  Comments (0)

Good read – Lengthening the Feedback Loop: A History of Feedback Within the Context of Systems Theory by Julia Evans:

Once you start looking for feedback loops, you see them everywhere. As I write this, my refrigerator clicks on, reminding me that negative feedback from its thermostat is responsible for keeping my food from spoiling.

The purpose of this paper is to show how feedback developed from an engineering principle to part of a unifying theory that helps to shape the way we look at the world. I will trace the concept of feedback through history within the broader framework of systems theory, and demonstrate how it is being applied to business, economics, and society at large.

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Related: Systems Thinking blog posts from our management blogarticles by Russell Ackoff

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