On satisficing, cognitive capacity, sacrificing, and intractable environments... #readingToday
Whereas satisficing is explained as a consequence of limited cognitive capacity, sacrificing is explained as a consequence of the intractability of the work environment. The tractability is reduced for three main reasons (cf. Figure 3.1). First, systems grow larger so there are more parts and more details to account for. Second, the rate of change has increased, both because processes have become faster (vide the computer revolution and Moore's law), and because they are more tightly coupled so that the consequences of a change in one place will propagate faster and spread to a larger part of the system. Third, performance demands have increased, partly in response to the promises of the more powerful technology.
The ETTO Principle, Erik Hollnagel