- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Stanford Business Books; 1 edition (July 28, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804746745
- ISBN-13: 978-0804746748
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,117,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Boland and Collopy have produced a thought-provoking book that will most surely challenge a reader's views of management and of organization design. They portray management not as a science of rational decision making within a known and stable world but, instead, as an art of generating visions and pathways for reaching these visions within an uncertain and dynamic world. This fresh glimpse of the managerial role provokes a series of fleeting but revealing insights regarding the truly exceptional leader." (Robert Zmud, Michael F. Price College of Business University of Oklahoma)
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The premise of this book is that managers should act not only as decision makers, but also as designers. Though decision and design are inextricably linked in management action, managers and scholars have too long emphasized the decision face of management over the design face. In a series of essays from a multitude of disciplines, the authors develop a theory of the design attitude in contrast to the more traditionally accepted and practiced decision attitude.
The book will appeal primarily to scholars of management theory and organization strategy and managers, with many contributions from a variety of academic backgrounds including architecture, sociology, design, history, choreography, strategy, economics, music, and accounting. There is a potential for strong crossover appeal to these groups, especially to those people and groups interested in design and product development.
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Please note this should not be a quick read. A chapter at a time, and allow yourself to think about what you read.
Just want to give you some key quotes from P. 265
-Design is the giving of form to ideas and the shaping of alternative courses of action in a problem space.
-Our language shapes the problem spaces we deal with by naming them. A name frames the situation being faced as being of a familiar type and thereby both enables and contains our thinking about it.
-The problem spaces we name contain the solutions we will find by enabling and constraining our search for answers.
-The problem attitude we use limits the set of the possible solutions in a problem space that we will develop as a solution.
Boland has done a great job in editing this book and it is also interesting to see how business background researchers interpret design literature. This book does not tell you to choose between a design attitude or a management attitude. Nothing is as trivial as 1 and 0. However, you still often heard people saying the zero-sum game. There is infinite possibility in between.
It shows you that much of our thinking is constrained by our self-imposed framework and experience. Unless you are aware of this limitation, you are less likely to open up to a different attitude.
The future of design is here.