Compare Viable Systems Model (VSM) and Soft Systems Model (SSM) in terms of their way of dealing with organisational issues.

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INDEX 1. The Differentiation between VSM and SSM 1.1 Viable System Model..........................................................................2 1.1.1 A brief overview of VSM.......................................................2 1.1.2 Argumentation on VSM........................................................3 1.2 Soft Systems Methodology....................................................4 1.2.1 A simple description of SSM................................................4 1.2.2 Commentary on SSM..........................................................5 1.3 Comparison between VSM and SSM......................................6 2. The Mutualism between VSM and SSM...............................8 2.1 The Relationship between SSM and the VSM.............................8 2.2 Combining use of the VSM and the SSM...............................10 3. Conclusion..............................................................................10 4. Bibliography............................................................................11 1.         The Differentiation between VSM and SSM 1.1 Viable System Model The VSM is a powerful tool; it establishes the …

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