system attributes

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System attributes are the fundamental elements that make a particular system what it is. The attributes are used to classify systems in the taxonomy of system types. The attributes of primary concern for strategic management are those of a social system, which is a model for the business organization.

Social system attributes --

  • Outputs
  • Process
  • Inputs
  • Environment
  • Purpose
  • Multi-Minded
  • Social
  • Complex

See social system for an elaboration on these attributes in a comprehensive description of a social system.