Niels Pflaeging

Niels Pflaeging is a passionate advocate for a new breed of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is a founder and associate of the BetaCodex Network, as well as co-founder of Red42 and investor at the EdTech startup qomenius, with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.


Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table for five years. Niels authored 11 books on organizational leadership and change, including the award-winning Leading with flexible Targets and the best-seller Organize for Complexity. Together with Silke Hermann, Niels Pflaeging is co-creator of a variety of influential concepts, such as Change-as-Flipping and Org Physics, as well as the open source approaches Cell Structure Design, Relative Targets and OpenSpace Beta.


Since 2006, Niels has been strongly involved in transformational change projects for organizations across Europe and the Americas. The Financial Times Germany said: “When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands.”


Topic: “Organize for Complexity: How to create the highly decentralized, networked cell structure organization” by Niels Pflaeging (#Agile #Leadership)


If we want to bring about truly agile organizations, then a twofold shift is needed: First, a profound shift in our conception of how organizations should function. Secondly, a re-orientation in our approach to change, or transformation: Away from notions of change management, and towards fast transformation with all the willing.


Niels Pflaeging has dedicated two decades of research, community work, consulting and practice to the issue of how to overcome command-and-control organization for good. He was a pioneer of the Beyond Budgeting movement, and went on to create the BetaCodex community, along with innovative, practical approaches such as Change-as-Flipping, Org Physics, Cell Structure Design, Relative Targets and OpenSpace Beta.


Niels will discuss with us how any organization can become more successful and fit for human beings, by moving beyond centralized steering.