Niels Pflaeging is a passionate advocate for a “new breed“ of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is founder and associate of the BetaCodex Network
, and president of his own consulting firm based in Barcelona/Spain and Wiesbaden/Germany.
Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was for five years a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table
. Niels´ second book, Leading with flexible Targets. Beyond Budgeting in Practice
was awarded the Financial Times Germany Best Business Book award, in 2006. Both this book and his latest one, entitled Organize for Complexity: How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization
were lauded by critics and readers and became bestsellers.
Since 2006, Niels has been strongly involved in transformational change projects for firms both in Europe and the Americas. Niels has more than 10 years of consulting experience with companies large and small, and frequently teaches at several academic institutions in Europe.
»When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands.«
Financial Times Germany
Read Niels´ hit white paper “Organize for Complexity” here
Niels´ many white papers can be accessed here: betacodex.org/papers
His videos: youtube.com/user/NielsPflaegingTV
Organize for Complexity.
How our organizations will become agile, radically decentralized, and networked. Sooner than we think
Niels Pflaeging - influencer, author, advisor on leadership transformation, management exorcist
Business, markets and societies have changed, but the principles, methods and concepts of organizational leadership and haven’t, by and large. Rigid and erratic performance management processes like planning, budgeting, project management, fixed-target setting, individual employee appraisal, and so-called “pay for performance”-pay, combined with autocratic decision-making, org charts and micro-management from the top – these techniques from the industrial age are still widely established standards. But are they still adequate? And if not, how can we adapt our organizational models to the ever-changing environments of the information age and do things better?
In this session, you will learn how any organization, by moving beyond command and control, and by abolishing the entire mindset of management, of functional organization, planning and bureaucratic hierarchy, can become sustainably more successful and profitable. Niels shows how the transformation towards an organization model for the complexity of the knowledge economy really works and how people, teams and organizations can be unleashed from the burdens of bureaucracy - freed from management by command and control.