"With corporations ever-larger, this book places modern systems and structures within the reach of any manager by offering a compelling design for 21st Century organizations. TRANSFORMING."--Business Reader Review
"A very straightforward book based on systems thinking, an approach that views the corporation as an organic whole swimming in its environment rahter than as a conglomerate of disparate departments and functions." "With clarity and style, Ackoff has drawn a very simple map for the implementation of systems thinking in the corporation."--Stacy Hague, CIO
About the Author
Russell L. Ackoff
is currently Chairman of Interact, an institute dedicated to education, consulting, and research, and Professor Emeritus of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Considered one of the most innovative and insightful management thinkers of the 20th century, he is also the author of the acclaimed The Democratic Corporation: A Radical Prescription for Recreating Corporate America and Rediscovering Success
, published by Oxford University Press in 1994.