The Law of Requisite Variety: Why Flexibility is Important for Success in a Changing World
Comb bound booklet: 42 pages
The Law of Requisite Variety is a fundamental tenet of systems theory, having to do with the necessity for variation and flexibility within a system. This law relates to mechanical, biological and social systems, and has profound and far reaching implications for how we manage our organizations, our clients, our families, our health and our lives.
There are also deeper and more subtle implications of the Law of Requisite Variety, extending beyond biology into social interactions and everyday life.
As our world becomes more complex and dynamic, it is critical to understand and apply the principle of ‘requisite variety’ in order to produce quality products or services, be an effective professional, help others to learn or change, maintain competitive ability, build a successful enterprise, create a functioning learning organization or simply to survive.