This text, examining the nature, views and uses of systems, aims to develop a sound systems ethic and systems methods that will improve the performance of systems, organizations and businesses while preserving the environment. There are four distinct but interrelated parts, progressing from basic systems notions and principles, through the establishment of some building blocks, through to full systems synthesis. Classical systems engineering is discussed, as a basis for comparison with, and foundation for, a New Systems Engineering, and speculation is put forward about the way in which some aspects of system design might be undertaken in the future.
This book is out of print, and the copyright has reverted from the publisher, J. Wiley, to me. I am quite happy for those who have an interest, particularly students, to download a copy for their own personal use, or to read it online, here, entirely free of charge…
See it here: Putting Systems to Work.pdf
Part A.Foundation and Theory
Part B. Systems Building Blocks
Part C. System Synthesis
Part D. Future Vision?