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Russ Ackoff in conversation with Sally Bibb: systems thinking, idealised design and management flaws

LSE hosts and event on systems thinking, idealised design and management flaws, on Monday 29 January. This is a rare occasion to hear Emeritus Professor Russ Ackoff, doyen of systems thinking, in conversation with Sally Bibb, pioneer of organisational change.

Every year organisations across the world spend billions on management consultancy, professional development and organisational change and learning. But despite our best efforts, dysfunctional organisations and bad bosses endure. This event explores issues raised by Professor Ackoff in his recent publication The Little Book of F-Laws: 13 common sins of management.

Russell Ackoff is the Anheuser-Busch Emeritus Professor of Management Science at the University of Pennsylvania. A founding member of the Institute of Management Sciences, he was ranked 26 in the recent list of top business brains in the world by The Times. Sally Bibb is director of Group Sales Development for the Economist Group. Eve Mitleton-Kelly is founder of the Complexity Research Programme at LSE.

Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, LSE, will host his event with Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith, University of Surrey, chairing the discussion. This event is a hosted by LSE's Complexity Group in association with Triarchy Press and the Society for Organisational Learning.

Russ Ackoff in Conversation with Sally Bibb: systems thinking, idealised design and management flaws is on Monday 29 January 2007 at 6.30 - 8pm in the New Theatre, E171, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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BBC News Online
How to avoid the fatal F-Laws (8 Feb 07)
Article refers to the LSE event held on Monday 29 January with Emeritus Professor Russ Ackoff, in conversation with Sally Bibb.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6338527.stm| 

19 January 2007

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