The Kihbernetics Institute is an organization established with the purpose of providing consulting, training, and organizational improvement services to private and public social enterprises.
The Institute aspires to become a hub for the investigation of different system models and the exchange of multidisciplinary experience about the regulation, control, and guidance (governance) of complex dynamical systems with memory, regardless of the domain in which they are used.
Kihbernetics is a new, more “organic” way of Cybernetic thinking that has an emergent (“inside-out”) view of the world without the traditional cybernetics mechanistic (“outside-in”) tiered understanding of control. We also do not make a distinction between 1st, 2nd, and other “orders” in our (kihbernetic) understanding of the world.
In Kihbenetics, we turned the familiar command & control pyramid inside out. In Kihbernetics, we are of the opinion that higher (emerging) levels of control are established to serve (support) “lower” control tiers and the elements of the system that are actually doing the work.
The difference between Cybernetics and Kihbernetics is probably best shown on the picture below:
On the left is the model of a Cybernetic “ultrastable” system as depicted by WR Ashby in his book “Design for a Brain”. On the right side, we modified the second feedback loop to match our (Kihbernetic) approach to learning which in our view includes things like process improvement and consultancy in general.
In a nutshell, we are not interested in imposing on clients (the “regulators”) solutions that are based on how we see the world. We want to hear our clients’ stories about how they see and cope with the world (environment). If there are any problems in keeping their “essential variables” within desired limits or if they want to change those limits, we will do our best to help them achieve their goals.
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