What structures determine the true behaviour of an organisation?

To analyse the true behaviour of an organisation and discover patterns, the OSTO System Model looks at various elements internal to the system that are essential for company success, i.e. for turning input into output.

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The goals are to be understood as the internal concretisation and derivatives of the raison d'être – they define what has to be done internally.


Strategies contain the values and principles on whose basis organisations are designed. In addition, strategies drive forward the implementation of goals – while constantly putting the question: how do we translate goals concretely into the organisational design and thus into practice? This is achieved through adjusting the design components.

Design components

System behaviour

The system behaviour is the result of goals, strategies and the design elements resulting from them. In every system/organisation, a wide range of very different behaviours is possible (e.g. leadership behaviour, working behaviour etc.). This also means that the system behaviour can only be influenced by means of the design elements. As systems are dynamic processes, they are not object- but event-oriented. The system as a whole can possess properties belonging to no single component of it (collective properties) and in general does not behave as the mere sum of its parts. In the final account, the system behaviour moulds the culture of an organisation. The OSTO System Model is currently the only model of this type that gives consideration to the behaviour of organisations.