We are very grateful to Alenna Leonard for permitting us to make her glossary for management available.

As it describes, it draws on contributions by Stafford Beer, Barry Clemson and others. It is naturally not a definitive glossary — e.g. it is designed for a particular purpose, business management — but it contains much that is important, fascinating and most of all helpful also in other contexts.

Access the glossary.

Over time it will be useful to develop a general glossary for cybernetics, to enrich an authoritative set of significant concepts. I have been working on one myself for some years and I imagine others have too. This would be a useful project.