The System Pattern signifies the ordered activity of a synergistic whole. It is one aspect of the more foundational Pattern, Dynamics. System illustrates the cycles of activity supported by structures, polarities, rhythms, creative emergents, and relational exchanges of any integrated group of parts forming a dynamically ordered whole. Repeated integrated processes need to be balanced with aspects of randomness. The role of Systems is to maintain complex dynamic order.
The principle of dynamic order: the enduring health and evolution of any system depends on the appropriate balance and integration of complex dynamic order and instances of randomness, for a given context.