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 Wiesbaden/Germany.
Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was for five years a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table.
Niels´ 2nd book, “Leading with flexible Targets” was awarded the Financial Times Germany Best Business Book award, in 2006. Both this book and his latest one, entitled “Organize for Complexity” 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 13 years of consulting experience with companies large and small, and teaches at several academic institutions in Europe.
»When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands.« Financial Times Germany
Company Profile: Founded in early 2008, and building upon the pioneering work of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT), the BetaCodex Network is focused on transforming organizations, worldwide, in order for them to sustain superior competitive success. It is open source. It is inclusive.
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, rigid meeting agendas, 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 highly interactive 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 sparkling, 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.