Context Object: Variety (Complexity)

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  • The term "requisite variety" was coined by William Ross Ashby in the 1950s and is summed up in Stafford Beer's phrase "only variety absorbs variety", which basically means that to match the complexity of the environment out there, you or your organization must have enough "variety" (or capability) to meet those challenges.<br/>For an introduction, see:  <a href=""><font color="#0000ff"><u></u></font></a><br/>