Hierarchy Of Management Systems
A human-built system with complex behavior is often organized as a hierarchy. Hierarchical control systems are organized similarly to divide the decision making responsibility. Each element of the hierarchy is a linked node in the tree.
The two distinguishing features of a hierarchical control system are related to its layers:
- Each higher layer of the tree operates with a longer interval of planning and execution time than its immediately lower layer
- The lower layers have local tasks, goals, and sensations, and their activities are planned and coordinated by higher layers