In a few years, almost everything will be different: what we do, how we do it, and why we do it; how we produce and consume, how we conduct research, how we teach and learn, how we share information, communicate and cooperate, how we work-and how we live. How do we deal with this in business, politics and society? Great changes open up great possibilities, pushing aside the old and creating the new. Management, as Fredmund Malik understands it, is the task of taking advantage of these possibilities. This book is a call to clear-sightedness and personal courage. It is a chart for navigating the Great Transformation21, it is a chart for navigating with an open horizon.
"Fredmund Malik has become the leading analyst of, and expert on, Management in Europe ... and a powerful force in shaping it as a consultant. He is a commanding figure - in theory as well as in the practice of Management." Peter F. Drucker
Fredmund Malik is one of Europe's leading authorities on management. The bestselling author's work represents a standard of professional management that can be both taught and learnt. Malik's thinking goes beyond economics and draws inspiration from modern sciences of complexity, particularly cybernetics. He is an expert on corporate governance practice and an adviser to executives at the highest levels of international leadership. Fredmund Malik is a Professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. His honors include the Heinz von Foerster Prize for Organizational Cybernetics and the Austrian Award of Honor for Science and the Arts, awarded for his wholistic management systems.