Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author
John Beckford is partner in Beckford Consulting and a Non-Executive Director of three social enterprises. He is visiting professor at University College London and Loughborough University. John is author of Intelligent Organisation: Driving Systemic Change with Information (Routledge, 2020), Intelligent Nation: How to Organise a Country (Routledge, 2021) and Quality Management: Reconsidered for the Digital Economy, 5th Edition (Routledge, 2022).
We need to rethink the organisation. We must break from the traps of historic convention, stop managing the wrong things and embrace an adaptive synthesis of people, behaviours and processes enabled by effective information. In doing so, intelligent organisations will deliver greater value to all stakeholders.