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1 Author(s)
John N. Warfield ; Social and Management Systems Department, Battelle Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio 43201.

The process of goal formation is presently inefficient¿ suffering from neglect, confusion of nomenclature, problems of group dynamics, and other difficulties. Intent structures furnish a practical mechanism for use in individual or group formation of goals. Such structures can become a kind of portrait of an organization, characterizing it much more effectively than an organization chart. Intent structures can also serve as a basis for managing complex system programs. Examples of intent structures are given which relate to education and new city design.

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  (Volume:SMC-3 ,  Issue: 2 )