Within the Malik management system the term „functioning“ really refers to the ability to withstand errors – especially in the cybernetic use of the word. The key meaning here is that system is developed and managed in such a way that it can remove and/or compensate all errors and interferences, whilst at the same time maintaining its ability to develop. The ability to function and a level of security in this functioning are key pre-requisites for the ability of an institution to fulfil its business mission in the long term – it is the basis for viability.