The process by which a system is "able to modify its own behavior in order to enhance the production of the desired output" (after B. BANATHY, 1973, p.88).
It would seem that the self-regulating system is firstly able to maintain itself within its own limits of dynamic stability. According to E. JANTSCH, self-regulation is possible in a system "…in which positive and negative feedback processes would counteract each other sufficiently to warrant only a minimum of human intervention" (1975, p.272). This is obviously the case of many natural systems.
One could however conceive that a system could project itself out of its stability band precisely by trying to ‘overdo' its performance: it could be the case of many human systems.
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