A major change in Feasta’s management in 2012 was the transition to a management framework based on Stafford Beer’s Viable Systems Model. This model is intended to provide a large degree of autonomy for each distinct activity that an organisation engages in while simultaneously ensuring the accountability of those involved to the organisation.
Thus, Feasta’s Executive committee was replaced by five self-governing groups with the remit of developing specific primary activities: Projects and Brand Management; Feasta Fundraising; Publicity and Website; Organising Events; and Networking. All members of these groups are expected to follow Feasta’s Statement of Ethos and Values and the groups report back to the overall coordinators at regular intervals. The Trustees’ powers and responsibilities of the Trustees under company and charity law remain unchanged.