Idealized Design Creating an Organization's Future
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Description: 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, Russell Ackoff, and leading practitioner Jason Magidson, Idealized Design covers every facet of this breakthrough methodology. You'll learn how to prepare for it, organize it, and execute it from start to finish. The authors reveal the fundamental differences between idealized design and traditional process re-engineering, and show how idealized design eliminates many conventional obstacles to change. Next, they demonstrate how to "dissolve" problems by designing systems that prevent them from arising in the first place. You'll see idealized design at work in enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and government; then learn how to use it to improve processes, design new facilities, increase productivity, even save lives. The book includes three start-to-finish case studies, plus an extensive collection of real-world examples -- ranging from commercial aircraft design to corporate governance.
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 4/20/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|Foreword by Ray Stata|
|Introduction: The Birth of an Idea|
|Idealized Design: The Basics|
|The Stages of Idealized Design|
|Organizing the Process|
|Preparing for an Idealized Design Process|
|Idealized Design: Applications The Process in Action|
|Not-for-Profit and Government Organizations|
|Facilities and Sites Design|
|Take the Plunge|
|Idealized Design: No Limit Applications to World Challenges|
|The Urban Challenge|
|An Urban Car|
|A Redesign of Paris and Beyond|
|The Health-Care Challenge|
|A National Health-Care System|
|A Health-Care Mall|
|The Challenge to Government|
|A National Elections System|
|A New United Nations|
|A Response to Terrorism|
|Complete Idealized Designs|
|Energetics (Business Enterprise)|
|Academy of Vocal Arts (Not-for-Profit)|
|White House Communications Agency (Government)|