OF SYSTEMS MADNESS WHEN DESTRUCTION HITS FROM WITHIN
BY JOSEPH DORIEL
Price 65 NIS in Israel - post included
JOSEPH DORIEL, a leading management and strategy consultant, and former director general of The Israel Institute of Productivity, developed a special theory and expertise for saving enterprises and organizations in danger of collapse due to systems madness.
Based on personal experience in rescuing various organizations – Industrial, governmental, and military – he published this book, describing 10 typical leadership and organizational diseases, a method for their early detection before they damage the organization, and the ways to overcome the danger of self-destruction caused by an organizational disease.
The phenomenon of self-destruction processes in organizational systems was first discovered by Albert Einstein, who called it – “PERFECTION OF MEANS BUT CONFUSION OF ENDS”. Later, Prof. Northcote Parkinson published his famous book, describing some historical failures which can be explained (and could be avoided) by the help of the new theory. In 1983, Prof. Barbara W. Tuchman published her book "THE MARCH OF FOLLY", again describing devastating mistakes of policy-makers, but without trying to find the mental and organizational "viruses" that caused these catastrophes. And so, no systematic approach was developed to handle this kind of phenomena until the publication of Doriel’s book, where he defined the phenomenon of a system destroying itself from within as SYSTEMS MADNESS.
His applied theory was successfully adopted in a series of management seminars, given to high-ranking military commanders, as well as industrial and public sector managers, on this subject.
The contents of a typical course included:
The systems approach to the diagnosis of the real problems of an organization and the ways to handle them.
Defining the typical organizational viruses that might cause an organization to self-destruct, in a process of SYSTEMS MADNESS.
The way to handle typical organizational diseases.
Analyses of real problems in existing organizations, including contemporary warfare strategies, and working out alternative solutions for them.