The syn. psychosocial systems, ) enabling can be plotted against two axes reflecting dimensions of social evolution:(
This diagram is called a Typology Essences Table = TET. The axes are the executing duality.
Three kinship-, & reality-centredness. Three approaches lie closer to the centre of the chart: , power- & community-centredness. The centred extends as a diffuse ellipse in the lower-right quadrant with a central form (job-focus) and an extreme form (enterprise-focus) at the ends of the ellipse. Read morelie at extremes, i.e. very high or very low on these axes:
The approach duality. The lying along the line moving from top-left to bottom-right generate worthwhile products in society—the « ».fall along two diagonal lines, each of which defines a set of meeting a fundamental need of both individuals and society: this is the
However, sustained productivity requires that demoralisation is kept at bay. The stabilize personal well-being—the «well-being set». These can support drive and maintain morale in the face of inevitable setbacks, disappointments and misfortune. They also provide markets with their values.lying along the line moving from bottom-left to top-right
Each person has two primary preoccupations when interacting with others: autonomy (the sense and practice of freedom of action) and protection (the sense and the reality of safety from harm).
Every society has two primary preoccupations affected by interactions among its members: production (the creation of social goods—material, organizational, conceptual, philosophical and artistic) and cohesion (the solid and peaceful integration of all members).
Everybody has onethat is dominant or primary. However, because the two diagonal sets complement each other, people need to identify with a second from the other diagonal.
on the diagonal demand a degree of rationality and responsibility. This burden of logic, purpose, knowledge and accountability leads to various approaches to inherent in any endeavour.
well-being diagonal offer authority and stability and so provide feelings of safety and equilibrium that enable the operation of rationality and responsibility. Disruption may come from anywhere, so these generally encourage a broad and roving attention span.on the
The two diagonal groups reveal different approaches to reducing risk.
In the case of the well-being set, the aim is to survive and thrive—which depends on attention to others in the group.
The two diagonal groups reveal differences in perceiving reality effectively.
The well-being set must be psychologically focused—this requires subjectivity and responsiveness,
themust be focused on an external and impersonal world—this requires .
Originally posted: July 2009