WHY FEW ORGANIZATIONS ADOPT SYSTEMS THINKING Russell L. Ackoff

I frequently talk to groups of managers on the nature of systems thinking and its
radical implications to management. In doing so I use several case studies involving
prominent American corporations. At the end of the presentation I am almost always
asked, “If this way of thinking is as good as you say it is, why don’t more
organizations use it?”

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