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what's more important: flow of resources or basic elements?

flow

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what is a system?

collection of interrelated parts unified by design to obtain one or more objectives

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major parts of system?

inputs, transformation, output (basic)

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what are 4 additional parts of system?

control, memory, enviro factors, feedback

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what is input?

any human, physical, operational resource required to accomplish objectives of system

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what is transformation

any action/activity used in changing input to output

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what is output?

represents achievement of system's goal

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three functions of control:

resources used effectively and efficiently, org functioning within legal and reg. constraints, provide standards to be used in evaluation of ops

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characteristics of open sys?

interdependency of parts, dynamic equilibrium, equifinality, permeable boundaries, interface, hierarchy

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interdependency of parts leads to:

integration and synergy

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examples of inputs?

human labour and skill, materials, facilities, operational (money, time, utilities, info)

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ex. of outputs?

meals (quantity and quality), customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, financial accountability

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traditionally, inputs are referred to as:

men, materials, money, minutes