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Idealized design : creating an organization's future

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Jason Magidson; Herbert J Addison
Publisher: Indianapolis : Wharton School, 2006.
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Revealing the differences between idealized design and traditional process reengineering, this book shows how idealized design eliminates obstacles to change, and explains how to " dissolve" problems  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; Jason Magidson; Herbert J Addison
ISBN: 0131963635 9780131963634 0132055082 9780132055086
OCLC Number: 69243671
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Ray Stata xxiii Preface xxix Introduction: The Birth of an Idea xxxiii Part I: Idealized Design: The Basics 1 Chapter 1: The Stages of Idealized Design 3 Chapter 2: Organizing the Process 27 Chapter 3: Preparing for an Idealized Design Process 43 Part II: Idealized Design: Applications--The Process in Action 59 Chapter 4: Business Enterprises 61 Chapter 5: Not-for-Profit and Government Organizations 87 Chapter 6: Process Improvement 103 Chapter 7: Problem Dissolving 117 Chapter 8: Facilities and Sites Design 129 Chapter 9: Take the Plunge 137 Part III: Idealized Design: No Limit--Applications to World Challenges 145 Chapter 10: The Urban Challenge 147 An Urban Car A Redesign of Paris and Beyond Chapter 11: The Health-Care Challenge 159 A National Health-Care System A Health-Care Mall Chapter 12: The Challenge to Government 171 A National Elections System A New United Nations A Response to Terrorism Part IV: Complete Idealized Designs 187 Chapter 13: Energetics (Business Enterprise) 189 Chapter 14: Academy of Vocal Arts (Not-for-Profit) 219 Chapter 15: White House Communications Agency (Government) 235 Endnotes 265 Annotated Bibliography 267 Index 277
Responsibility: by Russell L. Ackoff, Jason Magidson, Herbert J. Addison.

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