Creating the Corporate Future: Plan or be Planned For

Russell L. Ackoff



Here's why thousands of readers in business and management turn to Russell Ackoff for innovative and effective ideas: "Russell Ackoff has probably influenced more managers than any other living person.. Two of his books, Scientific Method (1962) and Redesigning the Future (1974), are the cornerstones of much of the theory and methods for systematic analysis of problems in management and planning." --APA Journal "Russell Ackoff is undoubtedly one of the great masters of this art." [of storytelling as a means of conveying information]. --Omega, The International Journal of Management Science The Art of Problem Solving is.

"A witty, literate, and most of all convincing reflection.. He shines an often bright light into corners where problems hide, showing the manager how to understand the consequences of his own behavior; identify real, rather than supposed, elements of problems; perceive another's aims; determine what is controllable; and deal with other nettlesome factors." --INC.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Systemic Thinking: Encouraging managers to think systemically and holistically, understanding how different components of an organization interact and affect each other.

  2. Future-Oriented Planning: Emphasizing the importance of proactive planning that considers future scenarios, rather than reactive decision-making.

  3. Learning and Adaptation: Advocating for continuous learning and adaptation within organizations to stay relevant and responsive to changing environments.

  4. Problem-Solving Approach: Focusing on addressing problems at their root cause rather than applying quick fixes, fostering a culture of strategic problem-solving.

  5. Participatory Decision-Making: Involving stakeholders at different levels in the decision-making process to ensure diverse perspectives are considered.

  6. Organizational Purpose and Vision: Stressing the significance of a clear organizational purpose and vision that guides actions and decisions.

  7. Value Creation for Stakeholders: Emphasizing the creation of value for all stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, and the community.

  8. Innovation and Creativity: Encouraging innovation and creativity as fundamental drivers of progress and competitive advantage.

  9. Measurement and Feedback: Promoting the use of effective measurement systems and feedback loops to assess performance and make informed decisions.

  10. Responsibility and Ethics: Highlighting the importance of ethical behavior and social responsibility in all organizational actions and decisions.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780471090090
ISBN-13 9780471090090
No of pages 297
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Wiley
Published Date 27 Apr 1981

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Author : Russell L. Ackoff


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