GLOSSARY

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                                vi   Verb intransitive

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LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP SYMBOLS

The following symbols are used throughout the Glossary:

The paragraph number (in which the concept is described) in bold.

The word in bold.

Preceded by the concept of which it is part.

Followed by the attributes or components of which it is formed.

Followed (if appropriate) by   ^   for requisites.

Followed (if appropriate) by   ^<   for anti-requisites.

Followed (if appropriate) by   –>   for leading to or followed by.

Followed (if appropriate) by   =>   for source of or derived from.

Followed (if appropriate) by   ~   for characteristics of or aspects of.

Followed (if appropriate) by   ¬   for the effect is.

Separated by   ·   (instead of '×') for 'AND'.

Separated by   ,   (instead of '+') for 'OR'.

Separated by   ,+   for 'XOR' (exclusive 'OR').

Separated by   \   for levels above and below.

Terminated (if appropriate) by   \\   for highest or lowest level.

Example: The word 'capability' is shown as:

CAPABILITY

[n Ability for the action indicated.]

A requisite of activity, an intangible resource

3.8   \   Activity  ^   \   Opportunity  ·  Capability  ·   Motivation  \  Physical  ,  Psychological  ,  Cognitional  \

This may be interpreted as the statement : "Activity has requisites of Opportunity and Capability, and Motivation (all of which are required)  ; Capability has components which may be (any one or more of) Physical or Psychological or Cognitional". Further references to each of the components can be found in their individual entries in the Glossary.

The numerical reference is to the full explanation in chapter 3, paragraph 8 of the book.

The equivalent table for 'capability' (which is one of the three requisites of 'Activity') is shown below:

CAPABILITY
Physical
/
Psychological
/
Cognitional

Note: The screen Glossary is an abridged version of that in the book.

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ABSOLUTE

[adj. Independent of relations to other things.]

9.11 \ Evaluation criteria \ Dimension \ Absolute , Relative , Subjective \

ABUNDANCE

[n Ample sufficiency.]

Quantity available - as used in [relative abundance].

2.37 \ Resources \ Source \ Location · Abundance \ Unlimited ,+ Sustainable ,+ Exhaustible \

ACCESSIBLE

[n Within reach.]

2.36 \ Resources \ Source \ Location \ Accessible ,+ Elusive ,+ Inaccessible \

ACCUMULATIVE

[adj. [vi To go on increasing.]]

12.11 \ Ownership \ Constructive , +Accumulative , +Destructive \

ACKNOWLEDGMENTAL

[adj. [vt To admit a knowledge or awareness of; to admit to or recognize as true, genuine, valid, or one's own.]]

3.38 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Societal \ Imitational · Acknowledgemental · Variational \

ACQUISITIONAL

[adj [n ACQUISITION The act of acquiring.]]

[ACQUIRE vt To gain or get.]

12.6 \ Ownership \ Acquisition -> Possession -> Disposal \

ACQUISITIONAL MOTIVATION The need to acquire.

3.42 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Transactional \ Acquisitional · Punishmental · Donational \

12.7 \ Ownership \ Acquisition => \ Reception , Production , Confiscation \

ACTION

[n An operation.]

A single act. A single thing being done.

2.21 \ Action -> Response

11.3 \ Procedures ~ \ Specification -> Communication -> Action \

ACTIVATION

[n. [ACTIVATE vt To make active.]]

9.30 Execution \ Interpretation -> Activation \ ^ Power \

ACTIVITY

[n State of being active.]

[ACTIVE adj In actual operation.]

Actions. Something that is happening. Something being done.

Things being done.

2.2 7.1 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisations \ Systems \ Processes \ Resources · Activities \

2.27 \ Activity Constructive, Preservative, Destructive \

3.2 10.19 \ Activity ^ \ Opportunity · Capability · Motivation \

6.9 \ Power ^ \ Resources · Activities (Persuasion) \

11.26 \ Signal transmission ~ \ Stimulation \ Passive , Active \

15.9 \ System ~ \ Situation ~ \ Environment · Activities · Resources \

[ACT vi To do something.]

ADAPTIVE

[adj modified to suit.]

Having the ability to adapt or adjust.

5.4 5.16 \ Relationship \ Evolution \ Dynamism \ Static , Adaptive , Erratic \

ADAPTIVE CONTROL

Control with the independent ability to modify its effect in response to circumstances or conditions.

ADVERSARIAL

[adj Combative; hostile.]

Note: Although combative implies aggressive and quarrelsome behaviour, adversarial is used here to include defensive and protective behaviour.

3.25 10.22 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Existential \ Subsistential · Adversarial · Territorial \

ANTIPATHETIC

[adj Displaying or feeling antipathy.]

[Antipathy n Aversion; dislike; animosity; hostility.]

8.29 \ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Sensibility \ Sympathetic , Impartial , Antipathetic \

APATHY

[n. Lack of feeling, passion, or interest; indifference.]

13.21 \ Apathy, Disregard \ ^< Demonstration \

ARBITRARY

[adj. Arising from accident rather than rule; not bound by rules.]

13.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Deliberation \ Arbitrary , Rational , Imposed \

ASCETICISM

[n [ASCETIC n A person who rigidly abstains from ordinary bodily gratifications for conscience's sake.]]

The behaviour of an ascetic.

12.22 \\ Sufficiency, Asceticism \ ^< Enticement\

ATTITUDE

[n A posture or position expressing some thought or feeling.]

Note: It does not imply hostility or any other negative attributes.

5.26 5.30 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Conduct · Performance · Attitude · Sensibility

\ Submissive, Egalitarian, Dominant \

AUDIBLE

[adj. Able to be heard.]

11.16 \ Transmission channels \ Tactile , Visual, Audible , Odorous , Electronic \

AUTHORITATIVE

[adj. Having the sanction or weight of authority.]

5.5 \ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation \ Motivational , Persuasory , Authoritative \

AUTHORIZATION

[n To give authority to; to sanction; to justify.]

9.29 \ Initiative ^ \ Motivation , Persuasion , Authorization \

AUTONOMOUS

[adj Independent. Self-governing. Guided by own principles.]

5.27 \ Relationship \ Conduct \ Autonomous , Involuntary , Directed \

BASAL

[adj. At the lowest level.]

10.11 ¬\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective \ Eminent , Collateral , Basal \

BEHAVIOUR

[n Conduct; manner of action; the activity of an organism.]

5.26 \ Relationship \ Evolution · Structure · Behaviour ¬\ Conduct · Performance · Attitude · Sensibility \\

BENEFICIAL

[adj Useful; advantageous.]

5.15 \ Relationship \ Evolution \ Effects \ Beneficial , Neutral , Detrimental \

BENEFIT

[n Any advantage, natural or other.]

13.2 \ Investment ~ \ Objectives Resources Benefits \

BENEVOLENCE

[n. Disposition to do good; an act of kindness; generosity.]

14.13 \ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Propriety \ Moderation · Benevolence · Justice \

BILATERAL

[adj. Having or involving two sides; affecting two parties or participants mutually.]

7.18 \ System ~ \ Flow \ Unilateral , Bilateral , Cyclical \

11.26 \ Signal transmission ~ \ Exchange \ Unilateral , Bilateral \

BOOLEAN ALGEBRA

[n A logical system which makes the algebraic manipulation of sets possible.]

BOOLEAN EXPRESSION

[An expression containing the logical operators 'and', 'or', 'not', – used extensively in computing.]

BRIEF

[adj. Short in duration.]

9.11 \ Evaluation criteria \ Duration \ Brief , Interim , Protracted \

BUREAUCRACY

[n A system of government or administration by officials, responsible only to their departmental chiefs; officials as a group.]

Note: The alternative definition of [any system of administration in which matters are hindered by excessive adherence to minor rules and procedures] is not implied in this text.

BUSINESS

[n. Commercial activity.]

A person, group, or organisation operating for profit.

10.26

CAPABILITY

[n Ability for the action indicated.]

A requisite of activity, an intangible resource

3.8 10.19\\ Activity^ \ Opportunity · Capability · Motivation \ Physical , Psychological , Cognitional \

PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPABILITY

The mental ability to behave in a particular manner.

3.12 \\ Activity^ \ Capability \ Physical · Psychological · Cognitional \

PHYSICAL CAPABILITY

The physical ability to be able to perform in a particular manner.

3.12 \ Activity^ \ Capability \ Physical . Psychological . Cognitional \

CASUAL

[adj Accidental; unforeseen; occasional.]

5.23 \ Relationship \ Structure \ Participation \ Elective, Casual, Coercive \

CHANNEL

[n A means of passing or conveying.]

TRANSMISSION CHANNEL Means of passing signals.

11.16 \\Transmission Channel \ Tactile, Visual, Audible, Odorous, Electronic \

11.26 \\Signal transmission ~ \ Channels.Exchange.Content.Mode.Stimulation \

COERCION

[n Restraint; government by force.]

[COERCIVE adj Having power to coerce; Compelling; intended to coerce.]

5.23 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Participation \ Elective, Casual, Coercive \

[COERCE vt To compel.]

[COMPEL vt To bring about or obtain by irresistible pressure; to force.]

12.17 \\ Persuasion \ Enticement, Coercion, Deception, Demonstration \

12.20 \\ Weakness, Vulnerability \ ^Coercion \

12.22 \\ Strength, Invulnerability \ ^< Coercion \

COGNITIONAL

[adj Capable of cognition.]

[COGNITION n The act or process of knowing.]

3.8 3.12 \ Activity^ \Capability \ Physical . Psychological . Cognitional \

COGNITIONAL CAPABILITY

The ability to benefit from knowledge resulting from experience, or acquired from others; the ability to learn.

Note: The simpler noun "knowledge" rather than the adjective "knowledgeable" has been used in the text to describe cognitional capability.

COLLATERAL

[adj. Side by side; running parallel or together.]

9.11 \ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective \ Eminent, Collateral, Basal \

COMMUNICATIONAL

[adj [COMMUNICATE vi To succeed in conveying one's meaning to others.]]

Note: Communication implies that the meaning is conveyed and received, and not merely transmitted.

3.21 10.21 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual\ Investigational · Interpretational · Communicational \

11.3 \ Procedures ~ \ Specification->Communication->Action \

11.9 \ Communication ~ \ Intention->Formation->Conduction \

11.10 \ \Communication stages \ Reception ->Discrimination -> Transformation -> Generation \

11.11 \ Communication resources \ Signal(input) -> Data -> Information -> Signal(output) \

COMPARISON

[n The act of comparing.]

[COMPARE vt To put (as if) side by side so as to ascertain how far things agree or disagree.]

COMPASSION

[n A feeling of sorrow or pity for the suffering of another.]

14.6 \ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Compassion · Sanctity · Propriety \

COMPLEMENTARY

[adj Completing; together making up a whole.]

Capable of functioning or working well together.

5.22 \ Relationship \ Structure \ Functions \ Complementary , Independent , Incompatible \

COMPLEX

[adj. Composed of more than one, or of many parts; not simple or straightforward.]

7.18 \ System ~ \ Form \ Elemental , Simple , Complex , Consolidative \

7.22 \ Systems operational aspects \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

CONDUCT

[n The act or method of leading or managing; behaviour.]

The way in which constituent members of relationships behave.

5.26 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Conduct · Performance · Attitude · Sensibility

\ Autonomous , Involuntary , Directed \

[CONDUCTION n The act or property of conducting or transmitting.]

11.9 \ Communication ~ \ Intention -> Formation -> Conduction \

CONFISCATION

[n The act of confiscating.]

[CONFISCATE vt To take possession of (property) by authority.]

To seize against the wishes of the person or persons from whom the property is taken.

12.7 \ Ownership \ Acquisition => \ Reception , Production , Confiscation \

CONGRUENT

[adj Suitable; agreeing or corresponding.]

5.21 \ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives \ Congruent , Disparate , Irreconcilable \

CONJUNCTIONAL

[adj Combination; simultaneous occurrences in space and time.]

7.18 \ System ~ \ Integration \ Sequential , Conjunctional , Disjunctional \

CONJUNCTIONAL CONTROL

Controls occurring and working simultaneously in parallel.

5.25 \ Relationship \ Structure \ Control \ Hierarchical , Informal, Conjunctional \

CONNECTION

[n That which connects.]

[CONNECT vt To establish a relation between; to associate.]

9.20 \ Evaluation parameters \ Definition · Quantification · Connection · Qualification \

CONSCIOUS

[adj Having the feeling or knowledge of something; aware.]

2.22 \ Activity \ Mode \ Conscious , Unconscious \

11.26 \ Signal transmission ~ \ Mode \ Conscious , Unconscious \

CONSERVATION

[n The act of conserving.]

[CONSERVE vt To keep in a whole, safe or undamaged state.]

[CONSERVATIVE adj Opposed or averse to change.]

Having the effect of conservation; keeping unchanged.

12.9 \ Ownership \ Possession ¬ \ Enhancive , Conservative , Deteriorative \

CONSOLIDATIVE

[adj. [CONSOLIDATE vt To form into a compact mass; to unite into one.]

To build together and strengthen

7.18 \\ System ~ \ Form \ Elemental , Simple , Complex , Consolidative \\

CONSTITUENT

[n An essential part.]

Note: Constituent is also used in the text as an abbreviation for Constituent Member of an environment.

3.10 \ Activity ^ \ Opportunity \ Occasion · Constituents · Disposition \

CONSTITUENT MEMBER

A member of an environment.

CONSTRUCTIVE

[adj. Capable of, tending towards, or concerned in, constructing.]

Capable of creating or producing something.

2.27 \ Activity ¬ \Constructive , Preservative , Destructive \

13.11 \ Ownership ¬ \ Constructive , Accumulative , Destructive \

CONSUMABLE

[adj Something that can be consumed.]

[CONSUME vt to use up.]

Something that can be used if required.

2.38 \ Resources \ Value \ Utility \ Permanent , Replaceable , Consumable \

CONSUMPTION

[n The act or process of consuming or using up.]

[CONSUMER n A person who consumes.]

Note: Consumer is also used collectively to describe groups of consumers or customers.

12.8 \ Ownership \ Disposal => \ Donation , Consumption , Imposition \

CONTAINMENT

[n The act of preventing the spread beyond certain limits of power regarded as hostile.]

4.6 \ Evasion, Deflection, Protection, Containment \ ¬ Elusory objective \

4.9 \ Evasion, Deflection, Protection, Containment \ ¬ Hazard exclusion \

CONTENT

[n. That which is contained; (in pl) the things contained.]

11.26 \\Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · Content · Mode · Stimulation \ Intrinsic , Symbolic \

CONTRARY

[adj Opposite; contradictory; perverse.]

5.29 \\ Relationship \ Performance \ Obsessive , Exemplary , Contrary \

CONTRIVED

[Contrive vt Plan ; arrange.]

n Planned; arranged; intended.

5.4 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Development \ Natural , Incidental , Contrived \

CONTROL

[n Regulation. A means of operating.]

The successive combination of evaluation and direction.

5.19 5.25 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives · Functions · Participation · Control

\ Hierarchical , Informal , Conjunctional \

8.3 9.1 \\ Control \ Evaluation -> Implementation \

15.10 \\ System ~ \ Operation ~ \ Objectives · Performance · Controls \

EFFECTIVE CONTROL

Reliably and consistently causing a successful result using both evaluation and direction.

CREATION

[n[CREATE adj. To make, produce or form; to design.]]

2.18 \\ Evolution \ Phase \ Creation -> Progression -> Decline \

CYCLICAL

[adj. [CYCLE .n A period of time in which events happen in a certain order, and which constantly repeats itself.]]

7.18 \\ System ~ \ Flow \ Unilateral , Bilateral , Cyclical \

DAMAGE

[n. Hurt, injury.]

Something that is harmed, broken, or is made less valuable or useful.

4.4 \\ Hazard \ Loss , Damage , Delusion \

DATA

[n Facts from which other information may be inferred.]

Note: the common convention of using either as singular or as plural is accepted.

11.9 \ \Communication aspects \ Intention -> Data · Formation -> Conduction Signal(output) \

DATABASE

[n. An organised collection of files of information that has been systematically recorded, and may form the basis of a data processing system.]

DECEPTION

[n Means of deceiving or misleading.]

DECEIVE [vt To mislead or cause to err.]

To persuade individuals or groups to reach false conclusions.

12.17 12.19 \\ Persuasion \ Enticement , Coercion , Deception , Demonstration \ Omission , Distortion , Fabrication \

12.21 \\ Trust , Naivety \ ^ Deception \

112.25 \\ Scepticism , Astuteness \ ^< Deception \

DECISION

[n The act or product of deciding; settlement.]

[DECIDE vt To determine; to end; to settle; to resolve.]

The outcome of one or more persons making up their minds.

DECLINE

[n. A falling off; a period of gradual deterioration.]

2.18 \\ Evolution \ Phase \ Creation -> Progression -> Decline \

2.41 \\ Resource \ Value \ Mutability \ Declining ,+ Stable ,+ Enhancing \

DEFINITION

[n. A description of a thing according to its properties.]

9.20 \\ Evaluation parameters\ Definition · Quantification · Connection · Qualification \

DEFLECTION

[n An act of bending or turning away; deviation.]

4.6 \ Evasion , Deflection , Protection , Containment \ ¬ Elusory objective \

4.9 \ Evasion, Deflection , Protection , Containment \ ¬ Hazard exclusion \

DELIBERATION

[n [DELIBERATE vt. To consider; think about carefully – vi To consider the reasons for and against.]]

15.12 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation

\ Arbitrary , Rational , Imposed \\

DELUSION

[n. A false belief.]

4.4 \\ Hazard \ \Loss , Damage , Delusion \

DEMONSTRATION

[n A pointing out; proof beyond doubt.]

DEMONSTRATE [n To make apparent; to teach, expound, explain or exhibit by practical means.]

12.17 \\ Persuasion \ Enticement , Coercion , Deception , Demonstration \

12.19 \\ Observation , Imitation \ ^Demonstration \

12.22 \\ Apathy, Disregard \ ^ Demonstration \

DESTRUCTIVE

[adj. Causing or concerned with destruction.]

2.27 \\ Activity ¬ \ Constructive , Preservative , Destructive \

12.11 \\ Ownership ¬ \ Constructive , + Accumulative ,+ Destructive \

DETECTION

[n. The discovery of something hidden or not easily observed.]

2.21 \\ Action => Detection => Interpretation

DETERIORATE

[vi. To grow worse.]

12.9 \\ Ownership \ Possession ¬ \ Enhancive ,+ Conservative ,+ Deteriorative \

DETRIMENTAL

[adj [DETRIMENT n a thing that causes diminution; damage; loss.]]

5.17 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Effects \ Beneficial , Neutral , Detrimental \

DEVELOPMENT

[n The act or process of developing; a gradual unfolding or growth.]

[DEVELOP vt To bring to a more advanced or more highly organised state.]

5.4 5.10 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation \ Development · Dynamism · Effects \ Natural , Incidental , Contrived \\

DIAGNOSIS

[n. The identification of a disease by means of its symptoms.]

The identification of problems and issues in a system.

DIMENSION

[n Measure of space, scope, extent, a factor or aspect; a concept, development in range or quality, etc.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation

\ Absolute , Relative , Subjective \

DIRECTION

[n Aim at a certain point; guidance; command.]

The instruction or guidance of activities.

2.22 \ Activity \ Force \ Magnitude · Direction · Duration \

5.27 \\ Relationship \ Conduct \ Autonomous , Involuntary , Directed \

DISCERNMENT

[n. The power or faculty of discriminating; judgement; acuteness.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation

\ Simplistic , Superficial , Penetrating \\

DISCOVERER

[n. A person who makes a discovery, esp of something never before known.]

[DISCOVERY n. The act of finding out.]

DISCRETION

[n. Quality of being discreet.]

[DISCREET adj Careful in one’s actions and choice of words, esp able to keep secrets; tactful.]

14.19 \\ Integrity \ Divulgence \ Discretion · Explanation · Eloquence \

DISCRIMINATION

[n The selection of a signal having a particular characteristic by the elimination of all other input signals.]

11.10 \ \ Communication activities \ Reception -> Discrimination -> Transformation -> Generation \

DISJUNCTIONAL

[DISJUNCT adj. Disjoined.]

Not working together in a conjunctional manner.

7.18 \\ System ~ \\ Integration \ Sequential , Conjunctional , Disjunctional \

DISPARATE

[adj Essentially unalike; incapable of being compared.]

5.21 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives \ Congruent , Disparate , Irreconcilable \

DISPOSABLE

[adj Able to be disposed of.]

[DISPOSE OF - to get rid of.]

Can be got rid of, or discarded, when no longer required.

[DISPOSAL n The act or process of getting rid of something.]

12.6 12.8 \\ Ownership \ Acquisition -> Possession -> Disposal => \ Donation ,+ Consumption ,+ Imposition \

DISPOSITION

[n Arrangement; deployment or distribution.]

The location of constituents within an environment.

3.10 \ Activity ^ \ Opportunity \ Occasion · Constituents · Disposition \

DISREGARD

[vt. To pay no attention to; to dismiss as unworthy of attention.]

12.22 \\ Apathy , Disregard \ ^< Demonstration \

DISSATISFYING

[adj.[DISSATISFY vt To disappoint; to displease.]]

2.40 \ Resource \ Value \ Possession \ Satisfying ,+ Unaffecting ,+ Dissatisfying \

DISTORTION

[n. The process of distorting or being distorted; misrepresentation.]

[DISTORT vt Twist or pull awry, spoil the natural shape of; deform.]

12.19 \\ Persuasion \ Deception \ Omission , Distortion , Fabrication \

DIVULGENCE

[n To make public; to reveal, disclose.]

17.3 17.19 \ Integrity \ Enlightenment · Morality · Divulgence \ Discretion · Explanation · Eloquence \

DOMINANCE

[n State of being dominant.]

[DOMINANT adj - Having a commanding position.]

Having power over a subordinate constituent member or members of an environment.

5.30 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Attitude \ Submissive , Egalitarian , Dominant \

DONATIONAL

[adj [DONATE vt To give as a gift; to contribute.]]

[DONATION n An act of giving.]

[DONOR n A giver; a benefactor.]

3.42 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Transactional \ Acquisitional · Punishmental · Donational \

12.8 \\ Ownership \ Disposal => \ Donation ,+ Consumption ,+ Imposition \

DURATION

[n. Continuance in time; length of time.]

2.22 \ Activity \ Force \ Magnitude · Direction · Duration \

9.11 \\ Evaluation aspects \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation

\ Brief , Interim , Protracted \

DYNAMISM

[n Quality of restless energy; quality of suggested forceful movement.]

5.4 5.16 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation · Development · Dynamism · Effects \ Static , Adaptive , Erratic \

[DYNAMIC adj Relating to activity or things in movement.]

EFFECT

[n. The result of an action.]

5.4 5.17 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation · Development · Dynamism · Effects \ Beneficial, Neutral, Detrimental \

EGALITARIAN

[n Believing in and upholding the principle of equality between people.]

5.30 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Attitude \ Submissive, Egalitarian, Dominant \

ELECTIVE

[adj Exerting the power of choice.]

5.23 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Participation \ Elective, Casual, Coercive \

ELECTRONIC

[adj. Worked or produced by devices made according to the principles of electronics.]

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION

Transmission of data and information by electronic means.

11.16 \\Transmission channels \ Tactile, Visual, Audible, Odorous, Electronic \

ELEMENTARY

[adj Of a single element; treating of first principles.]

[ELEMENT n One of the essential parts of anything; an ingredient.]

ELEMENTAL

Containing only the basic elements of something.

7.18 \\ System ~ \ Form\ Elemental, Simple, Complex, Consolidative \

ELOQUENCE

[n The power, art or practice of uttering strong emotion in correct, appropriate, expressive and fluent language.]

14.19 \\ Integrity \ Divulgence \ Discretion · Explanation · Eloquence \

ELUSIVE

[adj. [ELUDE vt To fail to be discovered.]

Not easily discovered.

2.36 \\ Resources \ Source \ Location \ Accessible ,+ Elusive ,+ Inaccessible \

ELUSORY OBJECTIVE

An objective difficult or impossible to attain or achieve.

4.6 \\ Evasion, Deflection, Protection, Containment \ ¬ Elusory objective \

EMINENT

[adj. Distinguished; rising above others.]

EMINENT PERSPECTIVE

Looking down from above.

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective \ Eminent, Collateral, Basal \

EMOTIONAL

[adj Agitation of the mind; any of various phenomena of the mind.]

By agitation rather than by objective reason or logic.

[AGITATION n AGITATE vt to disturb; to perturb; to excite.]

EMOTIONAL NEEDS

Emotions which need to be satisfied.

ENGAGE

[vt To hold or occupy; to begin an action against

2.21 Reaction \ Ignore ,+ Evade ,+ Engage \

[ENGAGEMENT. n The state of being engaged. Commitment.]

ENHANCEMENT

[n Something that enhances.]

[ENHANCE vt To raise in value or quality.]

2.41 \ Resource \ Value \ Mutability \ Declining ,+ Stable ,+ Enhancing \

12.9 \\ Ownership \ Possession ¬ \ Enhancive ,+ Conservative ,+ Deteriorative \

ENLIGHTENMENT

n To be free from prejudice and superstition.]

14.3 14.4 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment · Morality · Divulgence\ Wisdom · Insight · Judgement \

ENTICEMENT

[n To attract by exciting hope or desire; to tempt.]

12.17 \\ Persuasion \ Enticement, Coercion, Deception, Demonstration \

12.21 \\ Need, Greed \ ^Enticement \

12.22 \\ Sufficiency, Asceticism \ ^< Enticement \

ENTITY

[n Something that exists independently.]

Some material thing that exists and can be defined or described.

ENTREPRENEUR

[n Someone who undertakes an enterprise.]

Note: Commonly regarded as someone who creates an enterprise.

ENVIRONMENT

[n Surroundings; external conditions influencing development or growth.]

The surroundings, the boundaries of which contain all of the constituents under consideration at a particular time.

2.2 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisations \ Systems \ Processes \

15.9 \\ System ~ \ Situation ~ \ Environment · Activities · Resources \

EQUIPMENT

[n. [EQUIP vt To furnish with everything needed.]]

Everything inanimate needed in order to operate (e.g. machines in a factory or business).

7.14 \\ Provider=> \ Materials, Equipment, Services, Labour \

ERRATIC

[adj Having no certain course; not stationary; irregular.]

5.4 5.16 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Dynamism \ Static, Adaptive, Erratic \

EVALUATION

[n Determination or estimation of the value of.]

The observation and assessment of what is happening or has happened.

8.3 \\ Control \ Evaluation->Implementation \

9.1 \\ Control \ Evaluation\ Inspection->Decisions->Implementation->Initiative->Execution \

9.11 \\ Evaluation aspects\ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation \

9.20 \\ Evaluation parameters \ Definition · Quantification · Connection · Qualification \\

EVASION

[n The act of evading or eluding.]

[EVADE vi To escape or slip away.]

2.21 \\ Reaction \ Ignore ,+ Evade ,+ Engage \

4.6 \ Evasion, Deflection, Protection, Containment \ ¬ Elusory objective \

4.9 \ Evasion, Deflection, Protection, Containment \ ¬ Hazard exclusion \

EVENT

[n Anything that happens.]

A moment in or period of time. The moment can be defined in terms of the state of an environment at that moment in time.

7.1 7.4 \\ System \ Objectives \ Resources · Activities \ Events \\

EVOLUTIONAL

[or EVOLUTIONARY adj Of or pertaining to evolution.]

[EVOLUTION[n A series of things following in sequence.]]

5.4 5.16 \\ Relationship \ Evolution · Structure · Behaviour \ Initiation · Development · Dynamism · Effects \

EXCHANGE

[vt To give or give up in return for something else.]

2.34 2.39 \ Resource \ Value \ Utility · Exchange · Possession · Mutability \ Measurable, Unmeasurable, Indeterminate \

11.26 \\Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · Content · Mode · Stimulation \ Unilateral, Bilateral \

EXECUTION

[n The act of or skill in executing or performing.]

[EXECUTE vt To perform; to give effect to; to carry into effect.]

8.3 9.1 \\ Control \ Evaluation-> Implementation \ Initiative->Execution \

9.28 9.30 Execution \ Interpretation->Activation \ ^Power \

EXEMPLARY

[adj Worthy of imitation; serving as a model.]

A typical or good example.

5.29 \\ Relationship \ Performance \ Obsessive, Exemplary, Contrary \

EXISTENTIAL

[adj Of or relating to existence.]

3.15 3.25 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual · Existential · Relational \ Subsistential · Adversarial · Territorial \

EXHAUSTIBLE

[adj. [EXHAUST vt To use up.]]

2.37 \ Resources \ Source \ Abundance \ Unlimited ,+ Sustainable ,+ Exhaustible \

EXPERIENCE

[n Practical acquaintance gained by trial; long and varied observation, personal or general.]?

2.31 \\ Perception , Reason , Experience => Knowledge \

EXPLANATION

[n. The meaning or sense given to anything.]

14.19 \\ Integrity \ Divulgence \ Discretion · Explanation · Eloquence \

FABRICATED

[adj Manufactured; produced; devised; constructed.]

12.19 \\ Persuasion \ Deception \ Omission , Distortion , Fabrication \

FAMILIAL

[adj Characteristic of a family.]

3.29 3.34 10.23 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational\ Familial · Societal · Transactional · Spiritual \ Filial · Fraternal · Parental \

FILIAL

[adj In the relation of a child.]

FILIAL MOTIVATION

The wish to behave in a manner similar to that of a child towards parents.

3.29 10.24 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial \ Filial · Fraternal · Parental \

FLOW

[vi To glide smoothly.]

To move in a particular direction.

7.18 \\ System ~ \ Form · Flow · Integration \ Unilateral , Bilateral , Cyclical \

FORCE

[n. Strength, power, or energy.]

Something that pushes pulls or moves something else by strength.

2.22 \ Activity \ Form · Mode · Force \ Magnitude · Direction · Duration \

FORM

[n. A manner of arrangement; order; regularity.]

Conforming to a regular arrangement.

2.22 \ Activity \ Form · Mode · Force \ Physical , Intellectual \

2.34 \ Resource \ Form · Source · Value \ Tangible , Intangible \

7.18 \\ System ~ \ Form · Flow · Integration \ Elemental , Simple , Complex , Consolidative \

FORMATION

[n. Something formed or made, a structure.]

The way that something is put together.

11.9 \\ Communication ~ \ Intention -> Formation -> Conduction \

FRATERNAL

[adj Brotherly.]

FRATERNAL MOTIVATION

The wish to behave in a manner similar that of brothers, sisters, and friends towards one another.

3.34 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial \ Filial · Fraternal · Parental \

FUNCTION

[n An activity appropriate to any person or thing.]

5.19 5.22 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives · Functions · Participation · Control

\ Complementary , Independent , Incompatible \

6.23 \ Team \ Roles \ Functional · Psychological \

GENERATION

[n. Production or originating.]

The bringing into existence of something. e.g. Generating a current or a signal.

11.10 \\ Communication activities \ Reception -> Discrimination -> Transformation -> Generation \

GRATIFICATIONAL

[adj [GRATIFICATION n A pleasing or indulging; delight, feeling of satisfaction]]

3.46 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Spiritual \ Protectional · Justificational · Gratificational \

GREED

[n Eagerness or longing for more than one’s share.]

12.21 \\ Need , Greed \ ^ Enticement \

HAZARD

[n Accident; risk.]

Accident, risk, danger, loss. Anything that could have a detrimental effect on a constituent.

4.4 \\ Hazard \ Loss , Damage , Delusion \

4.9 \ Evasion , Deflection , Protection , Containment \ ¬ Hazard avoidance \

4.10 \ Deactivation , Absorption , Restraint , Destruction \ ¬ Hazard exclusion \

HIERARCHY

[n A body or organisation classified in successively subordinate grades. Classification in graded subdivisions.]

Relationships involving dominance and submission, or superiors and subordinates.

HIERARCHICAL CONTROL

Controls in a hierarchical order or sequence.

5.25 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Control \ Hierarchical , Informal , Conjunctional \

HONESTY

[n. Candour, frankness, truthfulness.]

14.7 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Sanctity \ Honesty · Respect · Responsibility \

IDENTIFICATION

[n. [IDENTIFY vt To ascertain or establish the identity of.]]

[IDENTITY n Who or what a person or thing is.]

Recognition; selected by consideration or observation.

IGNORANCE

[n. Lack of knowledge; uninformed; having no understanding or awareness.]

2.32 \\ Ignorance \ Unawareness , Mistake , Ineptitude \

IGNORE

[vt. To disregard; to refuse to take notice of.]

2.21 \ Reaction \ Ignore ,+ Evade ,+ Engage \

IMITATIONAL

[adj [IMITATE vt To strive to be like or to produce something like; to copy or take as a model.]]

3.38 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Societal \ Imitational · Acknowledgemental · Variational \

12.21 \\ Observation , Imitation \ ^Demonstration \

IMPARTIAL

[adj Not favouring one more than another; unbiased.]

5.31 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Sensibility \ Sympathetic , Impartial , Antipathetic \

IMPLEMENTATION

[n Performance; fulfilment]

[IMPLEMENT vt To give effect to; to carry out]

To carry out decisions and policies on processes.

8.3 9.1 \\ Control \ Evaluation -> Implementation \ Initiative -> Execution \

IMPOSITION

[n An act or instance of imposing.]

[IMPOSE vt To set as a burden or task.]

To force someone to accept something against their will.

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Deliberation \ Arbitrary , Rational , Imposed \

12.8 \\ Ownership \ Disposal => \ Donation ,+ Consumption ,+ Imposition \

INACCESSIBLE

[adj .Not able to be reached.]

2.36 \ Resources \ Source \ Location \ Accessible ,+ Elusive ,+ Inaccessible \

INCIDENTAL

[adj Liable to occur; casual.]

Occurring naturally; not specifically planned.

2.18 \\ Evolution \ Development \ Natural ,+ Incidental ,+ Contrived \

5.10 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Development \ Natural , Incidental , Contrived \

INCOMPATIBLE

[adj Incapable of functioning together.]

5.22 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Functions \ Complementary , Independent , Incompatible \

INDEPENDENT

[adj Not relying on one another.]

5.22 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Functions \ Complementary , Independent , Incompatible \

INDETERMINATE

[adj Uncertain. Having no defined or fixed value.]

The form or value cannot be determined.

2.39 \ Resources \ Value \ Exchange \ Measurable , Unmeasurable , Indeterminate \

INEPTITUDE

[n. [adj Foolish, silly; awkward, clumsy; unsuitable .]]

Something carried out badly or incompetently.

2.32 \\ Ignorance \ Unawareness , Mistake , Ineptitude \

INFORMAL

[adj Not of a formal or conventional nature; characterized by lack of ceremony. Appropriate to everyday or casual use.]

INFORMAL CONTROL

Controls without any clear or fixed structure.

5.25 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Control \ Hierarchical , Informal , Conjunctional \

INFORMATION

[n Knowledge.]

Knowledge made available from the interpretation or transformation of data.

INFORMATIONAL [adj]

2.35 \ Resource \ Form \ Intangible \ Informational , Relational , Situational \

11.11 \\ Communication resources \ Signal(input) · Data?Information · Signal(output) \

INITIATION

[n [vt to begin, start.]]

5.4 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation · Development · Dynamism · Effects \ Motivational , Persuasory , Authoritative \

INITIATIVE

[n First step; determining the conditions for oneself and others; the right or power of beginning.]

The ability to make decisions.

8.3 9.1 10.27 \\ Control \ Evaluation -> Implementation \ Initiative -> Execution \

9.28 \\ Initiative ^ \ Motivation , Persuasion , Authorisation \

INSIGHT

[n The power of discerning and understanding things; imaginative penetration.]

14.4 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Wisdom · Insight · Judgement \

INSTIGATOR

[n [INSTIGATE vt. To initiate; bring about.]

Someone who causes something to happen.

Note: The dictionary definition of inciting or causing trouble is NOT implied.

INPUT

[n Amount, material or energy, that is put in.]

Anything that is put into a system.

INTANGIBLE

[adj Not perceptible to touch.]

Not physical or material.

2.34 \ Resource \ Form \ Intangible \ Informational , Relational , Situational \

INTEGRATION

[n Unification into a whole.]

7.17 \\ System ~ ? \ Form · Flow · Integration \ Sequential , Conjunctional , Disjunctional \

INTEGRITY

[n Entireness, wholeness; uprightness; honesty.]

14.3 14.28 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment · Morality · Divulgence \

INTELLECTUAL

[n Having the power of understanding.]

Note: Used as an adjective in the text instead of the grammatically correct adjective [INTELLECTIVE]. The precedent for this substitution is as in "Intellectual property rights".

2.22 \ Activity \ Form \ Physical , Intellectual \

3.15 3.21 10.20 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual · Existential · Relational

\ Investigational · Interpretational · Communicational \

INTENTION

[n. Design; purpose, aim.]

11.9 \\ Communication ~ \ Intention -> Formation -> Conduction \

INTERFACE

[n A meeting place or area of contact between objects, systems, subjects etc.; the connection or junction between systems or parts of systems.]

7.10 \\System \ Process \ Output -> Interface -> Input \ Process \ System

11.13 \ Transmission \ Signal(output) · Interface · Signal(input) \

INTERIM

[n. The time between or intervening.]

e.g. An interim evaluation or report would be between an early brief one and a final one.

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Duration \ Brief , Interim , Protracted \

INTERPRETATIONAL

[adj [INTERPRET vt To explain the meaning of.]]

The extraction of meaning from something.

2.21 \\ Detection => Interpretation => Reaction

3.21 10.21 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual \ Investigational · Interpretational · Communicational \

9.30 Execution \ Interpretation -> Activation \ ^Power \

INTRINSIC

[adj. Inward; genuine.]

A natural quality of something.

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Content \ Intrinsic , Symbolic \

INVESTIGATIONAL

[adj [INVESTIGATION n The act of examining.]]

The act of finding out.

3.21 10.21 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual \ Investigational · Interpretational · Communicational \

INVESTMENT

[n. Any placing of money to secure income or profit.]

Any expenditure of resources, activity, or control to provide benefits.

[INVESTOR n A person who invests.]

13.2 \\ Investment ~ \ Objectives · Resources · Benefits \

13.19 \ Resources => \ Investment -> Rewards , Penalties \

INVOLUNTARY

[adj Not having the power of will or choice.]

Not intended.

5.27 \\ Relationship \ Conduct \ Autonomous , Involuntary , Directed \

INVULNERABLE

[adj That cannot be wounded; not vulnerable.]

15.21 \\ Strength , Invulnerability \ Coercion \

IRRECONCILABLE

[adj Any of two or more desires that cannot be reconciled. Incapable of being brought back to a state of friendship or agreement.]

5.21 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives \ Congruent , Disparate , Irreconcilable \

ISSUE

[n A point on which a question depends.]

15.12 \\ System ~ \ Problems ~ \ Issues -> Possibilities -> Solutions \

JUDGEMENT

[n The comparing of ideas to find out the truth.]

14.4 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Wisdom · Insight · Judgement \

JUSTICE

[n Impartiality; rightness; the awarding of what is due.]

Fairness.

14.13 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Propriety \ Moderation · Benevolence · Justice \

JUSTIFICATIONAL

[adj [JUSTIFY vt To prove to show to be just, right, or reasonable.]]

3.46 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Spiritual \ Protectional · Justificational · Gratificational \

KNOWLEDGE

[n That which is known.]

2.31 \\ Perception , Reason , Experience => Knowledge \

14.4 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Wisdom \ Perception · Knowledge · Logic \

LABOUR

[n. Workers collectively.]

7.14 \\ Provider => \ Materials , Equipment , Services , Labour \

LEVEL

[n. The horizontal plane; natural or appropriate position of rank.]

Relative position of authority within a hierarchy.

LOCATION

[n Position, site.]

The place where something exists.

2.34 \ Resources \ Source \ Location · Abundance \ Accessible ,+ Elusive ,+ Inaccessible \

7.22 \\ Systems operational aspects \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

LOGIC

[n The science and art of reasoning correctly; the science of the necessary laws of thought; the principles of any branch of knowledge.]

LOSS

[n. Something lost.]

Something no longer available, or no longer known where it is.

4.4 \\ Hazard \ Loss , Damage , Delusion \

MANAGEMENT

[n The art or act of managing. The manner of directing or using anything.]

[MANAGE vt To conduct; to control; to administer.]

The practice of planning events, and controlling the activities and resources necessary to achieve them.

MANAGEMENT UNIVERSE

The universe within which management may be practised.

MATERIAL

[adj Relating to matter; physical.]

Relating to things rather than conditions or concepts.

2.35 \ Resource \ Form \ Tangible \ Material , Vital , Territorial \

MATERIALS

[n That out of which anything is or may be made]

Things from which other things are or can be made.

13.12 \\ Provider => \ Materials , Equipment , Services , Labour \

MEASURABLE

[adj. Substantial enough to be measured or computed.]

[MEASURE n The ascertainment of extent by comparison with a standard.]

The ability to compare something with something else, the value of which is known.

2.39 \ Resources \ Value \ Exchange \ Measurable , Unmeasurable , Indeterminate \

MISTAKE

[n. The act taking or understanding something wrongly; an error.]

2.32 \\ Ignorance \ Unawareness , Mistake , Ineptitude \

MODE

[n A way or manner of acting.]

2.22 \ Activity \ Form · Mode · Force \ Conscious ,Unconscious \

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · Content · Mode · Stimulation \ Conscious , Unconscious \

MODERATION

[n. Freedom from excess; self-restraint.]

14.13 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Propriety \ Moderation · Benevolence · Justice \

MORALITY

[n The quality of being moral; the practice of moral duties apart from religion.]

[MORAL adj Of or relating to character or conduct considered as good or evil.]

14.3 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment · Morality · Divulgence \ Compassion · Sanctity · Propriety \

MOTIVATION

[n. a reason or reasons for doing something.]

Intention or determination of an individual or group to achieve objectives.

3.8 \ Activity ^ \ Opportunity · Capability · Motivation \ Intellectual · Existential · Relational \

9.29 \ Initiative ^ \ Motivation · Persuasion · Authorisation \\

[MOTIVE n. a reason for doing something.]

MOTIVATIONAL NEEDS
Needs that constituent members of an environment feel motivated to satisfy.

5.5 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation \ Motivational · Persuasory · Authoritative \\

MOTIVATIONAL OBJECTIVE

An objective that constituent members of an environment seek to achieve.

4.1 \\Motivational Objectives \ Needs satisfaction · Hazard exclusion · Discomfort avoidance \

MUTABILITY

[n [MUTABLE adj. Subject to change.]

The ability or tendency to change.

2.34 2.41 \ Resource \ Value \ Utility · Exchange · Possession · Mutability \ Declining ,+ Stable ,+ Enhancing \

NAIVETY

[n Natural simplicity and unreservedness of thought; ingenuosity.]

12.21 \\ Trust, Naivety \ ^Deception \

NATURAL

[adj Normal; not artificial; happening in the usual course.]

2.18 \\ Evolution \ Development \ Natural ,+ Incidental ,+ Contrived \

5.10 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Development \ Natural , Incidental , Contrived \

NATURAL RESOURCES

[Features, properties etc., of the land such as minerals, water, timber, etc., that occur naturally and can be exploited by man.]

Note: This should not include animated (i.e. animal or human) life etc.

NEED

n Lack of something one cannot well do without.]

12.21 \ Need , Greed \ ^Enticement \

NEUTRAL

[adj Relating to neither party; of no decided character.]

5.4 5.17 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Effects \ Beneficial , Neutral , Detrimental \

OBJECTIVE

[n The point to which operations are directed.]

Event or future state intended by a living creature.

5.19 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives · Functions · Participation · Control \ Congruent , Disparate , Irreconcilable \

10.2 \\ Organisational characteristics \ Objectives · Structure · Procedures \

13.2 \\ Investment ~ \ Objectives · Resources · Benefits \

OBSERVATION

[n. The habit, practice, or faculty of seeing and noting.]

The action or ability of seeing and noting what is happening.

12.21 \ Observation , Imitation \ ^Demonstration \

OBSESSIVE

[adj relating to or resulting from obsession.]

[OBSESSION n A fixed obstinate persistent idea.]

An unnatural persistence over and above normal behaviour or performance.

5.29 \\ Relationship \ Performance \\ Obsessive , Exemplary , Contrary \

OCCASION

[n Instance or time of something happening.]

3.10 \ Activity^ \ Opportunity \ Occasion · Constituents · Disposition \

ODOROUS

[adj. Emitting an odour or scent.]

11.16 \\ Transmission channels \ Tactile , Visual , Audible , Odorous , Electronic \

OMISSION

[n [OMIT vt. To leave out; to fail to use.]

12.19 \\ Persuasion \ Deception \ Omission , Distortion , Fabrication \

OPERATION

[n Something which is being done.]

15.8 \\ System ~ \ Situation · Operation · Problems \ Objectives · Performance · Controls \

OPERATIONAL

[adj Relating to operations]

Relating to the operation of processes - usually on a short time scale.

Management viewed at the process level.

7.22 \\ Systems operational aspects \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

OPERATIONAL CONTROL

Controlling an operation directly.

OPERATIONAL PLANNING

The planning associated with operational control.

OPERATIONAL RESEARCH or OPERATIONS RESEARCH

[Research to discover how a tactic or strategy can be altered to give better results. Research to give maximum efficiency in industrial spheres.]

Note: This widely accepted definition does not differentiate between strategy and tactics, or operations in the narrow sense of operational planning and control defined above.

OPPORTUNITY

[n An occasion offering a possibility.]

3.8 3.10 \ Activity ^ \ Opportunity · Capability · Motivation \ Occasion · Constituents · Disposition \

ORGANIZATION

[n An organized system, body or society.]

2.21 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organization \ Systems \ Processes \

10.2 \\ Organizational characteristics \ Objectives · Structure · Procedures \

[ORGANISE or -IZE vt To co-ordinate and prepare for activity.]

A co-ordinated group of people with resources. e.g. team, corporation, union.

OUTPUT

[n Quantity produced or turned out.]

Anything that comes out of a system.

OWNERSHIP

n The act or state of owning property

[OWN vt To possess, have belonging to one.]

[OWNER n A possessor, proprietor.]

12.6 \\ Ownership \ Acquisition -> Possession -> Disposal \

PARAMETER

[n A line or quantity which serves to determine a point, line, figure or quantity in a class of such things (math).]

Something that describes an attribute such as location, quantity, or quality.

PARENTAL

[adj [n PARENT A father or mother]]

3.34 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial \ Filial · Fraternal · Parental \

PARENTAL MOTIVATION

The wish to behave in a manner similar to that of parents towards their children.

PARTICIPANT

[n A person, group etc taking part.]

PARTICIPANT MEMBER

A member of a group or organisation etc.

[PARTICIPATION n]

The act of taking part.

5.19 5.23 \\ Relationship \ Structure \ Objectives · Functions · Participation · Control \ Elective , Casual , Coercive \

PASSIVE

[adj. Acted upon, not acting; not reacting; not actively resisting.]

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Stimulation \ Passive , Active \

PENALTY

[n A disadvantage ... for failing to attain what is aimed at.]

13.19 \ Resources => \ Investment -> Rewards , Penalties \

PENETRATING

[adj. Having keen and deep insight.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Discernment \ Simplistic , Superficial , Penetrating \

PERCEPTION

[n The act of perceiving.]

[PERCEIVE vt To become aware of through the senses.]

2.31 \\ Perception , Reason , Experience => Knowledge \

14.5 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Wisdom \ Perception · Knowledge · Logic \

PERFORMANCE

[n A carrying out of something; something done; a piece of work.]

15.10 \\ System ~ \ Operation ~ \ Objectives · Performance · Controls \

PERIOD

[n. The time in which anything runs its course.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation \ Past , Present , Future \

PERMANENT

[adj Intended to remain. Not temporary.]

2.28 \ Resources \ Value \ Utility \ Permanent ,+ Replaceable ,+ Consumable \

PERSPECTIVE

[n. A way of regarding facts and their relative importance; point of view.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Perspective · Dimension · Period · Duration · Discernment · Deliberation

\ Eminent , Collateral , Basal \

PERSUASION

[n The act, process, method, art, or power of persuading; an inducement.

[PERSUADE vt To induce by reasoning; to convince.]]

The means by which an individual or group may influence another by enticement, coercion, or deception.

Note: Dictionary definitions do not include coercion in the definition, but 'forcible persuasion' and 'forcible inducement' are widely accepted terms. It is therefore logical to include coercion as a form of persuasion, since no other word conveniently includes enticement, coercion and deception.

[PERSUASIVE, PERSUASORY adj Having the power to persuade.]

5.5 \\ Relationship \ Evolution \ Initiation \ Motivational , Persuasory , Authoritative \

6.9 \\ Power ^ \ Resources · Activities · (Persuasion) \

Note: Persuasion in power is required only required where humans or other living creatures are involved.

9.29 12.17 \ Initiative ^ \ Motivation , Persuasion , Authorisation \ Enticement , Coercion , Deception , Demonstration \

12.20 \\ Resources · Power \ ^ Persuasion \

PHASE

[n A stage in growth or development.]

2.18 \\ Evolution \ Development · Phase \ Creation -> Progression -> Decline \

PHYSICAL

[adj Pertaining to the world of matter and energy.]

2.22 \ Activity \ Form \ Physical,Intellectual \

3.8 4.12 \ Activity ^ \ Capability \ Physical , Psychological , Cognitional \

PLAN

[n A scheme for accomplishing a purpose; an intended method; a scheme drawn up beforehand.]

POSSESSION

[n The act, state or fact of possessing or being possessed.]

[POSSESS vt To have or to hold as owner.]

2.34 2.40 \ Resource \ Value \ Utility · Exchange · Possession · Mutability \ Satisfying ,+ Unaffecting ,+ Dissatisfying \

12.6 12.9 \\ Ownership \ Acquisition -> Possession -> Disposal \ Enhancive ,+ Conservative ,+ Deteriorative \

POSSIBILITY

[n [POSSIBLE adj. Capable of existing or happening.]]

15.12 \\ System ~ \ Deliberation ~ \ Issues -> Possibilities -> Solutions \

POWER

[n Opportunity or authority to do something. Control or influence exercised over others.]

5.8 \\ Power ^ \ Resources · Activities · (Persuasion) \

Note: Persuasion is required only required where humans or other living creatures are involved.

6.19 \ Resources · Power \ ^ Persuasion \

PRECURSIVE

[adj Preceding.]

Something happening or going on before.

PRECURSIVE CONTROL

A control that precedes another control, and affects the second control.

PRESERVATION

[n The process of preserving or being preserved.]

[PRESERVE vt To keep safe from harm or loss.]

[PRESERVATIVE adj Serving to preserve.]

2.27 \ Activity \ Constructive , Preservative , Destructive \

PROBLEM

[n. A matter difficult to settle or solve.]

18.2 \\ System ~ \ Situation · Operation · Problems ~ \ Issues -> Possibilities -> Solutions \

PROCEDURE

[n A course of action.]

10.2 \ Organisational characteristics ?\ Objectives?Structure?Procedures \

11.3 \ Procedures ~ ?\ Specification->Communication->Action \

PRESERVATION

[n The process of preserving or being preserved.]

[PRESERVE vt To keep safe from harm or loss.]

[PRESERVATIVE adj Serving to preserve.]

5.26 \ Activity \ Constructive , Preservative , Destructive \

PROCESS

[n A series of actions or events.]

An activity or activities being carried out with resources.

2.2 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisation \ Systems \ Process \ Resources · Activities \

7.22 \\ Systems operational aspects \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

PROBLEM

[n. A matter difficult to settle or solve.]

18.2 \\ System ~ \ Situation · Operation · Problems ~ \ Issues -> Possibilities -> Solutions \

PROCEDURE

[n A course of action.]

10.2 \\ Organisational characteristics \ Objectives · Structure · Procedures \

11.3 \\ Procedures ~ \ Specification -> Communication -> Action \

PROCESS

[n A series of actions or events.]

An activity or activities being carried out with resources.

2.2 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisation \ Systems \ Process \ Resources · Activities \

7.22 \\ Systems operational aspects \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

PROPRIETY

[n. Appropriateness; decency; conformity with convention in language and conduct.]

14.6 14.13 \\ Integrity \ Enlightenment \ Morality \ Compassion · Sanctity · Propriety \ Moderation · Benevolence · Justice \

PROTECTIONAL

[adj [PROTECT vt To shield from danger, injury, change, capture or loss.]]

3.46 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Spiritual \ Protectional · Justificational · Gratificational \

4.6 \ Evasion , Deflection , Protection , Containment \ ¬ Elusory objective \

4.9 \ Evasion , Deflection , Protection , Containment \ ¬ Hazard exclusion \

PROTRACTED

[adj. Drawn out in time; prolonged.]

10.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Duration \ Brief , Interim , Protracted \

PROVIDER

[n. [PROVIDE vt To supply.]]

Someone who supplies i.e. a supplier.

13.12 \\ Provider => \ Materials , Equipment , Services , Labour \

PSYCHOLOGY

[n. The science of the mind.]

PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPABILITY

Capability of the mind rather than of the body.

3.8 3.12 \ Activity ^ \ Capability \ Physical · Psychological · Cognitional \

6.23 \ Team \ Roles \ Functional · Psychological \

PUNISHMENTAL

[adj [PUNISHMENT n To cause someone to suffer for an offence. To handle or treat severely.]]

3.42 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Transactional \ Acquisitional · Punishmental · Donational \

QUALIFICATION

[n. A necessary condition; The attaching of a quality to, or the distinction of affirmative and negative in, a term.]

9.20 \\ Evaluation parameters \ Definition · Quantification · Connection · Qualification \

QUANTIFICATION

[n. [QUANTIFY vt To fix or express the quantity of; to express as a quantity.]

9.20 \\ Evaluation parameters \ Definition · Quantification · Connection · Qualification \

RATIONAL

[adj. Endowed with reason; agreeable to reason.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Deliberation \ Arbitrary , Rational , Imposed \

REACTIVE

[adj Relating to reaction.]

[REACTION n Action resisting other action.]

2.21 \\ Interpretation => Reaction \ Ignore ,+ Evade ,+ Engage \

REACTIVE CONTROL

Control which acts in response to other actions or controls.

REASON

[n .Ground, support or justification of an act or belief.]

2.31 \\ Perception , Reason , Experience => Knowledge \

RECEPTION

[n Taking in.]

11.10 \\ Communication activities \ Reception -> Discrimination -> Transformation -> Generation \

12.7 \\ Ownership \ Acquisition => \ Reception ,+ Production ,+ Confiscation \

RELATIONAL

[adj Relating to, or of the nature of relation.]

2.35 \ Resource \ Form \ Intangible \ Informational , Relational , Situational \

RELATIONAL NEEDS

The need to relate to other constituent members of an environment.

3.15 3.29 10.20 10.23 \ Activity^ \ Motivation \ Intellectual · Existential · Relational

\ Familial · Societal · Transactional · Spiritual \

RELATIONSHIP

[n State of being related.]

[RELATE vt - To connect.]

Connection between constituent members of an environment.

5.3 \\ Relationship \ Evolution · Structure · Behaviour \

RELATIVE

[adj. In or having relation; corresponding.]

In comparison with something else.

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Dimension \ Absolute , Relative , Subjective \

REPLACEABLE

[adj The ability to provide a substitute for.]

The ability to provide something identical or a substitute for something.

2.38 \ Resources \ Value \ Utility \ Permanent ,+ Replaceable ,+ Consumable \

REQUISITE

[n. That which is required, necessary or indispensable.]

RESOURCE

[n. a stock or supply of materials or assets.]

Source or possibility of help. Means of support]

Any entity or phenomenon that can be made use of.

2.2 2.34 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisation \ Systems \ Process \ Resource · Activities \ Form · Source · Value \

6.9 \\ Power ^ \ Resources · Activities · (Persuasion) \\

9.3 \\ Inspection Stages \ Objectives , Resources · Activities · Events · Decisions \\

12.25 \\ Resources · Power \ ^ Persuasion \\

13.2 \\ Investment ~ \ Objectives · Resources · Benefits \\

13.19 \\ Resources => \ Investment -> \ Rewards · Penalties \\

RESPECT

[vt. To treat with consideration; refrain from violating; to feel or show esteem.]

14.7 \\ Integrity  \ Enlightenment  \ Morality  \ Sanctity \ Honesty · Respect · Responsibility \

RESPONSE

[n. An answer; a reaction.]

2.21 \\ Action -> Response

RESPONSIBILITY

[n A trust or charge for which one is responsible.]

[RESPONSIBLE adj Liable to be called to account for being in charge or control.]

Deserving the blame or credit for something.

5.9 \\ Authority Responsibility \ Extramural Extraneous \ Delegation \ ^Power\\

14.7 \\ Integrity  \ Enlightenment  \ Morality  \ Sanctity \ Honesty · Respect · Responsibility \

REWARD

[n That which is given ... in recognition of merit.]

A benefit which arises from a set of circumstances.

13.19 \ Resources => \ Investment -> Rewards , Penalties \

ROLE

[n A part played by an actor. A function.]

A part played by any member or group of members of an environment.

6.23 \ Team  \ Roles  \ Functional · Psychological \

SANCTITY

[n. Purity; inviolability.]

14.6 14.7 \\ Integrity  \ Enlightenment  \ Morality  \ Compassion · Sanctity · Propriety

 \ Honesty · Respect · Responsibility \

SATISFACTION

[n .The state of being satisfied.]

SATISFY

[vt. To be enough for; to supply fully; to meet the requirements of; to make content.]

2.40  \ Resource \  Value \  Possession \ Satisfying ,+ Unaffecting ,+ Dissatisfying \

SATISFYING

[adj.[vt SATISFY To supply fully; to meet the requirements of.]]

SCALE

[n .Relative extent. [EXTENT n The space or degree to which a thing is extended.]]

7.22 \\ Systems operational aspects  \ Scale · Complexity · Location · Processes \

SCEPTICISM

[n. Doubt; general disposition to doubt.]

12.22 \\ Scepticism , Astuteness \ ^< Deception \

SELECTION

[n. The act of selecting.]

[SELECT vt To pick out from a number by preference.]

9.3 \\ Control \ Evaluation \ Identification -> Selection -> Measurement -> Comparison -> Planning \

SENSIBILITY

[n Capacity of feeling or emotion; readiness and delicacy of emotional response.]

5.26 5.31 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour  \ Conduct · Performance · Attitude · Sensibility

 \ Sympathetic , Impartial , Antipathetic \

SEQUENTIAL

[adj. In or having a regular sequence.]

Events or items that occur one after another in a regular manner.

7.15 \\ System ~  \ Integration \ Sequential , Conjunctional , Disjunctional \

SERVICE

[n. Performance of a duty or function; supply, eg of water, public transport etc; supplementary activities for the advantage of customers.]

7.14 \\ Provider => \ Materials , Equipment , Services , Labour \

SIGNAL

[n A transmitted effect conveying information.]

An effect that can be sent or received by living creatures.

11.13 \\ Communication resources \ Signal (input) · Data · Information · Signal (output) \

11.15 \\ Transmission \ Signal (output) · Interface · Signal (input) \

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · Mode · Stimulation \

SIMPLE

[adj. Not complex or compound.]

7.18 \\ System ~  \ Form \ Elementa , Simple , Complex , Consolidative \

SIMPLISTIC

[adj. Tending to oversimplify, making no allowances for the problems that exist or inevitably arise.]

9.11 \\ Evaluation criteria  \ Discernment \ Simplistic , Superficial , Penetrating \

SITUATIONAL

[adj [n SITUATION A set of circumstances.]]

2.35  \ Resource \  Form \  Intangible \ Informational , Relational , Situational \

SOCIETAL

[adj Pertaining to society.]

SOCIETAL MOTIVATION

The wish to behave within a society.

3.29 3.38 10.23  \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial · Societal · Transactional · Spiritual

 \ Imitational · Acknowledgemental · Variational \

SOLUTION

[n. An explanation; the solving of, answer to, a problem.]

15.12 \\ System ~ \ Problems ~  \ Issues -> Possibilities -> Solutions \

SOURCE

[n Origin. Something from which anything originates.]

adj Original. Starting from.

5.31  \ Resource \ Form · Source · Value \ Location · Abundance \

SOURCE CONTROL

A control that instigates or originates an activity which leads to other activities and controls.

SPECIFICATION

[n. A detailed description of requirements.]

11.3 \ Procedures ~  \ Specification -> Communication -> Action \

SPIRITUAL

[adj Of the higher faculties; highly refined in thought and feeling]

3.29 3.46 10.23 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial · Societal · Transactional · Spiritual

 \ Protectional · Justificational · Gratificational \

STABLE

[adj. Standing firm; firmly established.]

2.41  \ Resource \  Value \  Mutability \ Declining ,+ Stable ,+ Enhancing \

STATIC

[adj. Stable; resting.]

5.3 5.16 \\ Relationship \ Evolution  \ Dynamism \ Static , Adaptive , Erratic \

STIMULATION

[n [STIMULUS n Anything that rouse to action or increased action.]]

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · Content · Mode · Stimulation \ Passive , Active \

SUBSISTENTIAL

[adj [SUBSISTENCE vt To have the means of living; to remain, continue.]]

3.25 10.22 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Existential  \ Subsistential · Adversarial · Territorial \

SUFFICIENCY

[n. A sufficient quantity or supply; means enough for a comfortable living.]

Lack of need for anything more.

13.21 \\ Sufficiency , Asceticism  \ ^< Enticement \

SUPERFICIAL

[adj Not thorough or careful]

13.11 \\ Evaluation criteria \ Discernment \ Simplistic , Superficial , Penetrating \

SUSTAINABLE

[adj [n SUSTAIN To provide for; to keep going.]]

2.37 \ Resources \ Source \  Abundance \ Unlimited ,+ Sustainable ,+ Exhaustible \

SYMBOLIC

[adj.[SYMBOL n A sign used to represent something.]]

11.26 \  Signal transmission ~ \ Content  \ Intrinsic , Symbolic \

SYMPATHETIC

[adj Inclined to sympathy.]

[SYMPATHY n Power of entering into another's feelings or mind; harmonious understanding.]

Note: Sympathetic is not intended to mean pity, or feeling sorry for.

5.31 \\ Relationship \ Behaviour \ Sensibility \ Sympathetic , Impartial , Antipathetic \

SYSTEM

[n Anything formed of parts placed together in a connected whole.]

A controlled connected set of inputs, process, and outputs. Note: The process may be regarded as containing other systems or sub-systems.

2.2 \\ Universe \ Environment \ Organisation \ System \ Processes \

7.4 7.18 \\ System ~ \ Form · Flow · Integration \

15.7 \\ System ~ \ Situation · Operation · Efficacy \

TACTILE

[adj. Relating to the sense of touch; concerned in perception by touch.]

11.16 \\ Transmission channels \ Tactile , Visual , Audible , Odorous , Electronic \

TANGIBLE

[adj. Perceptible by the touch; material.]

2.34 2.35  \ Resource \ Form \ Tangible , Intangible \ Material , Vital , Territorial \

TEAM

[n. A set of people working in combination.]

6.23 \ Team characteristics \ Roles  \ Functional · Psychological \

TERRITORIAL

[adj Concerned with or relating to territory.]

2.35  \ Resource \ Form \  Tangible \ Material , Vital , Territorial \

3.25 10.22 \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Existential \ Subsistential · Adversarial · Territorial \

[TERRITORY n A field of activity; an area that an animal treats as its own; the area defended by a team or player.]

Note: Territory does not necessarily apply only to physical areas.

THEORY

[n An idea or explanation which has not yet been proved.]

TRANSACTIONAL

[adj [TRANSACTION n To conduct, negotiate; to perform]]

3.29 3.42 10.23  \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational \ Familial · Societal · Transactional · Spiritual

 \ Acquisitional · Punishmental · Donational \

TRANSFORMATION

[n The act of transforming. A change of form.]

[TRANSFORM vt Change radically or thoroughly to another form.]

11.10 \\ Communication activities \ Reception -> Discrimination -> Transformation -> Generation \

TRANSMISSION

[n The process of transmitting.]

[TRANSMIT vt To send on; to pass on.]

11.13 \\ Transmission \ Signal (output) · Interface · Signal(input) \

11.16 \\ Transmission channels \ Tactile , Visual , Audible , Odorous , Electronic \

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Channels · Exchange · ModevStimulation \

TRUST

[n Confidence in the truth of anything.]

12.2 \\ Trust , Naivety  \ ^ Deception \

UNAFFECTING

[adj. Not to be affected by.]

2.40  \ Resource \  Value \  Possession \ Satisfying ,+ Unaffecting ,+ Dissatisfying \

UNAWARENESS

[n [UNAWARE adj. Not to be aware of.]]

Not to know or be informed of something that exists or is happening.

2.32 \\ Ignorance \ Unawareness , Mistake , Ineptitude \

UNCONSCIOUS

[adj. Not having the feeling or knowledge of something.]

Note: Unconscious is more commonly used in a psychological context such as in 'unconscious act', rather than the apparently equivalent 'unaware act'

2.22 \ Activity \ Mode \ Conscious , Unconscious \

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \ Mode \ Conscious , Unconscious \

UNILATERAL

[adj. One-sided; on one side.]

UNILATERAL SYSTEM

A system that flows in one direction.

Note: Strictly speaking the word 'unidirectional' may seem more appropriate. However, unilateral, bilateral, etc., are normally used to describe discussions – which are processes that are part of systems.

7.5 7.18 \\ System ~  \ Flow  \ Unilateral , Bilateral , Cyclical \

11.26 \\ Signal transmission ~ \  Exchange \ Unilateral , Bilateral \

UNIVERSE

[n The whole system of things, All that is]

Note: If "System" is interpreted as defined in the general sense of "a set of things considered as a connected whole", this becomes :-

[n The whole set of things considered as a connected whole.]

Comprising a complete set of all things.

MANAGEMENT UNIVERSE

All things with which management is connected or associated.

2.2 \ Universe \ Environment \ Organisations \ Systems \ Processes \ Resources · Activities · Controls \\

UNMEASURABLE

[adj. Not capable of being measured.]

Note: [IMMEASURABLE adj] more commonly implies too large to measure or calculate.

2.39  \ Resources \  Value \  Exchange \  Measurable , Unmeasurable , Indeterminate \

UTILITY

[n Usefulness; a useful thing; the power to satisfy wants.]

The ability to be made use of.

2.33 2.38  \ Resource \  Value  \ Utility · Exchange · Possession · Mutability \ Permanent ,+ Replaceable ,+ Consumable \

UTILITY VALUE

The perception by constituents of the usefulness of a resource to satisfy their needs.

VALUE

[n Intrinsic worth or goodness; the special determination of a quantity.]

Worth or goodness from the point of view of a particular individual or group.

2.34  \ Resource \  Form · Source · Value \ Utility · Exchange · Possession · Mutability \

ATTRIBUTE VALUE

Description of any quantity, amount, or quality of a resource. e.g. ten, heavy, hot, green, true, old.

MONEY VALUE

The quantity of currency for which a resource can be exchanged.

VARIATIONAL

[adj. [VARIATION n A change; continuous change.]]

3.38  \ Activity ^ \ Motivation \ Relational  \ Societal \ Imitational · Acknowledgemental · Variational \

VISUAL

[adj Of or pertaining to sight; concerned with seeing.]

11.16 \\ Transmission channels \ Tactile , Visual , Audible , Odorous , Electronic \

VITAL

[adj. Characteristic of life, or of living things.]

Note: The more common interpretation of [essential; extremely important] is usually used throughout the text.

2.35  \ Resource \ Form \  Tangible \ Material , Vital , Territorial \

VULNERABILITY

[n VULNERABLE adj capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or injured.]

12.21  \ Weakness , Vulnerability  \ ^ Coercion \

WEAKNESS

[n. The state of being weak.]

12.21  \ Weakness , Vulnerability  \ ^ Coercion \

WELFARE

[n The state of faring or doing well; freedom from calamity etc; prosperity.]

10.20  \ Organisational Welfare needs \ Intellectual · Existential · Relational \

WISDOM

[n The ability to make right use of knowledge; the weight of informed opinion.]