At a time when production technology is being improved more and more, and with it - a complex bureaucratic apparatus, a young doctor and teacher from Michigan did a lot to help understand the problems we face and, thus, somehow overcome them. John Gol, in his book Systemantics (N.Y., Quadrangle / N.Y. Times Book, Co., 1977), describes the advanced theories, the modern sciences of social organization, and the ageless wisdom of cosmic situations that allows him to create his philosophy.
The main theorem
New systems give rise to new problems.
New systems should not be created unnecessarily.
Generalized uncertainty principle
Systems tend to grow and dissolve as they grow.
1. Complex systems lead to unexpected consequences.
2. The aggregate behavior of large systems cannot be predicted.
Corollary (theorem on the non-additivity of the behavior of systems)
A large system formed by increasing the size of a smaller one behaves quite differently from its predecessor.
Inaccuracy of information on the performance of official duties
People within the system do not behave at all as prescribed.
Inaccuracy of information about the work performed
The system itself does not behave as prescribed.
15th Law of Systemantics
An operating complex system invariably develops from an operating simple system.
16th Law of Systemantics
A complex system, designed in a hurry, never works, and it is impossible to fix it to make it work.
Basic postulates of advanced systems theory
1. Everything is a system.
2. Everything is part of an even larger system.
3. The universe is infinitely systematized both from bottom to top (all larger systems) and from top to bottom (smaller systems).
4. All systems are infinitely complex (the illusion of simplicity arises from focusing on one or more variables.)
Complex systems tend to oppose themselves to their own functions.