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What is Equifinality Principle
Equifinality principle says: “In the system there are many different ways of achieving the desired state.”

Equifinality Principle was designed by the author of systems theory, Ludwig von Bertalanffy.

What is the principle equifinality saying?

“In the system there are many different ways of achieving the desired state.”

Similar principle for managerial thinking is contingency approach.

What is the principle equifinality principle good for in practice?

It is valid for practically unlimited. In all management areas - in project management, planning, change management exists multiple paths leading to the goal. Some are better and some worse, but sometimes there more than one the righ one. The more “softer “ the areas is the more the equifinality principle is in place.

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Last update: 30.08.2016

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