The Systems Bible
The meaning of a communication is the behaviour that results.
Information theory is a mathematical treatment of what is left after the meanings have been removed from a Communication.
From Managing the Design Factory
Whenever we see an intense need for communications it is typically a sign that the system has been incorrectly partitioned.
From The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Official management, on the other hand, claims to believe the probability of failure is a thousand times less. One reason for this may be an attempt to assure the government of NASA perfection and success in order to ensure the supply of funds. The other may be that they sincerely believe it to be true, indicating an almost incredible lack of communication between themselves and their working engineers.
From Management of the Absurd
It is only when the balance of power is relatively equal that truly candid communication can and should take place.
From eXtreme Programming explained
XP is a communal software development discipline.
From The Road Less Travelled and Beyond
Community has to do with communication.
From Situated learning - Legitimate peripheral participation
A learning curriculum is thus characteristic of a community.
From Quality Software Management. Vol 1. Systems Thinking
The quickest and surest way to classify organisations into similar patterns is by the way people think and communicate.
From The Mind of War
Oral, not written, communication and conviction, not accuracy, still rule in military culture.
The tendency is for entropy to increase in a system that is closed or cannot communicate with the external systems or environments.
From The Starfish and the Spider
I taught them that communication is to be upward if it is to work at all.
From An Ecology of Mind
Without context, words and actions have no meaning at all. This is true of all communication.
From Quality Software Management. Vol 2. First-Order Measurement
Large projects always fail when their communication systems fail.
From The Psychology of Computer Programming
The greatest challenge, then, is not creative thinking, but creative communicating: representing our thoughts in a way that other persons - each with a unique style - can understand.
From how to use conscious purpose without wrecking everything
Once you get above that first level, the level of material things and forces, you are dealing with abstractions. In place of physical forces, you have communication—messages, signals. And in place of material things, you have relationships—which are abstractions.
From Wisdom of the idiots
Words alone do not communicate: there must be something prepared, of which the words are a hint.