Sunday, January 28, 2007

Business Redesign

Do you plan for the future or right now?

The book "Idealized Design" by Ackoff et al argues that redesign should be in the here and now with only a few rules.

1. The solution must be technically feasible and not science fiction.
2. The solution must work in the existing environment, i.e. operationally viable.

Their argument is that designing for the here and now removes the uncertainty about the future, something no one can predict. Second, the removal of current constraints lets creativity reign.

To quote the authors: "Desire must replace existence as criteria of choice."

Idealized Design: How to Dissolve Tomorrow's Crisis...Today

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