VSM1 Viable System Model - Foundation (1.0d)


VSM1 Viable System Model - Foundation (1.0d)

This one day course will provide learners with an overview of the Viable System Model covering:

  • Overview of VSM
  • Basic modelling using VSM

We will work in groups on a case example to model a hospital using VSM. The case is drawn from real life.

If you don’t know how to design an organisation to deliver your strategy, or how structural change happens in organisations, how effective can you be in implementing your strategy? For senior managers and aspiring senior managers, the organisation is the principal tool at their disposal. So, understanding how organisations function as systems is a critically important skill. These courses will provide students with practical skills in using VSM to diagnose organisational issues and to design solutions.


These courses are delivered by two very experienced VSM practitioners:  Patrick Hoverstadt author of ‘Fractal Organization’ which is a standard text on VSM and Lucy Loh