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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 15. White House Communications Agency (Government)

March Laree Jacques

This is the complete idealized design of a government organization, the White House Communications Agency, described in Chapter 5, “Not-for-Profit and Government Organizations.”. Written in 1999, it provides a detailed design that should be of interest and value to anyone who is considering undertaking an idealized design of an agency or other organization of government.

Introduction

Among the symbols of American democracy, such as the flag, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence, one symbol—the White House—is an organization. Like the others, the White House is a visible, physical representation of American ideals. Unlike the others, ...

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