This paper builds an abductive argument for the existence of a working model personal to each knowledge worker which it bases on long-established cybernetic principles of control and regulation. The paper demonstrates what a working model needs to encompass, notably the individual herself as she crafts her personal work system PWS and her supporting personal information management system PIMS. The essential characteristics of a PIMS are identified. Conceprocity, concept process reciprocity, models are introduced and the example of the first author is used as a means of illustrating a Working Model. An appendix presents further details of the Conceprocity modelling language.
Gregory, Mark and Macgilchrist, Renaud, "A Personal Working Model" (2014). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2014. 28.