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Idealized Design: Creating an Organization’s Future by Herbert J. Addison, Jason Magidson, Russell L. Ackoff

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Chapter 3. Preparing for an Idealized Design Process

 

“Blount County to Lose Alcoa Plant and 2,300 Jobs”

 
 --Headline in simulated edition of a local newspaper

Given the high stakes involved in any idealized design, it is essential to prepare carefully for the project and to begin the initial stages correctly. In this chapter, we describe the steps to follow when preparing to conduct an idealized design of an organization or institution. Together with the stages described in Chapter 1, “The Stages of Idealized Design,” the organization of the process described in Chapter 2, “Organizing the Process,” and the organization of the process described in Chapter 2, “Organizing the Process,” and the preparation discussed in this chapter, we provide readers ...

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