Ackoff's F/laws: The Cards
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Hardback ~ 156 pages
All 122 of Russ Ackoff's F/laws challenge a received wisdom about management and will get you thinking about the realities of work and organisations: what really motivates managers, why companies are run the way they are, what PR is really trying to do.
As Ackoff himself says:
"Over time I have become aware of some very important truths about the practice of management.
These simple management truths are much more important than the fundamental, but complex, truths revealed by scientists, economists, politicians, or philosophers. The truths these wise thinkers reveal are at most frosting on the cake. The truths presented here are the cake."
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Paperback ~ 96 pages
Featuring 40 of Ackoff's F/laws, this little book also includes an extended essay written by Andrew Carey (edited and approved by Ackoff) which introduces Ackoff's approach to Systems Thinking and ties it in to his collection of f-LAWS. For anyone new to Ackoff's work or Systems Thinking in organisations, this is the ideal starting point. Sections cover:
Systems Thinking in the Crossfire ~ The Feedback Loop ~ Tropisms ~ Self-Organisation ~ Equifinality
Change ~ Interconnectedness ~ Events vs Systems ~ Mess ~ Parts vs the Whole ~ Failure to Learn
Analysis vs Synthesis ~ People
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