April 06, 2006
Russell Ackoff Honored
Systems Thinking Guru Receives High Praise from High Places
Dr. Russell Ackoff has won numerous prestigious awards throughout his long and distinguished career, but we are willing to bet that last month marked the first time an entire country honored him! A symposium was arranged in honor of Dr. Ackoff's 87th birthday and in appreciation of his great contributions to organization development in Mexico.
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April 03, 2006
Idealized Design: How to Dissolve Tomorrow's Crisis...Today
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Format: Cloth; 336 pp
Status: Not Yet Published
What's the best way to drive fundamental, transformative change within your organization? Envision your ideal solution: then, work backwards to where you are. It's called idealized design, and -- as executives in hundreds of organizations will testify -- it's one of the most powerful techniques you'll ever use. Authored by its legendary creator, Wharton Professor Emeritus Russell Ackoff, and leading practitioner Jason Magidson, Idealized Design covers every facet of this breakthrough methodology. You'll learn the fundamental differences between idealized design and traditional process re-engineering, and understand how idealized design eliminates many conventional obstacles to change. Start-to-finish techniques and examples drawn from hundreds of companies, non-profits, and government organizations will show you how to use idealized design to solve your own crisis of tomorrow...today.