Law Requisite Action

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The Law Requisite Action is one of the seven laws upon which the science and application of Dialogic Design Science is grounded. The law predicts that any action plan to reform complex socio-technical systems designed without the authentic and true engagement of those whose futures will be influenced by the change are bound to fail.

The Law of Requisite Action is attributed to Yiannis Laouris.

According to Aleco Christakis, Facilitators implementing a Structured Democratic Dialogue Process must ensure that their process strictly complies with the 7 Laws. Violation of any one of them leads to inferior outcomes.


References

  1. Bausch, K. C. (2014). The theory and practice of third phase science. In Social Systems and Design (pp. 129-145). Springer, Tokyo.
  2. Christakis, A.N. and Flanagan, T.R. (222). Referential Transparency for Dialogic Design Science. Available on line: https://demosophia.com/wp-content/uploads/Referential-Transparency-for-DDS.pdf
  3. Giotis, T. (2011). Advancing project stakeholders management by using structured dialogic design (SDD) Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2011—North America, Dallas, TX. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Available on line: https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/advancing-project-stakeholders-management-sdd-6211
  4. Kyriazis, M. (2017). Third phase science: defining a novel model of research into human ageing. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed), 22, 982-990.
  5. Laouris, Y., Laouri, R., & Christakis, A. (2008). Communication praxis for ethical accountability: the ethics of the tree of action: dialogue and breaking down the wall in Cyprus. Systems Research and Behavioral Science: The Official Journal of the International Federation for Systems Research, 25(2), 331-348.