Russell L. Ackoff Quote

The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.


Russell L. Ackoff and Fred Emery (1972) On purposeful systems, cited in: Lloyd Dobyns, Clare Crawford-Mason (1994) Thinking about quality: progress, wisdom, and the Deming philosophy. p. 40.

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The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts...

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The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts...

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The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts...

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The basic managerial idea introduced by systems thinking, is that to manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts...