Organize for Complexity
Author: Niels Pflaeging
Publisher: Betacodex Publishing
A book about complexity and work - and about how to deal productively with both. A condensed introduction to the theory and practice of organizational high performance. A manifesto for contemporary leadership and profound transformation in organizations of all kinds. 2nd eidition. Now with a bonus chapter! "Boldly, Pflaeging dissects classic management theory and in a well-humored manner, offers coherent alternatives." Harvard Business Review "Niels Pflaeging is the father of the end of management." Winfried Felser, competence-site "When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands." Financial Times Germany "Niels Pflaeging is always right up front, where the new in business is getting measured and mapped." Peter Felixberger, changeX
Atualizando organizações e trabalho para a era do conhecimento. Um livro sobre complexidade e trabalho - e sobre como lidar produtivamente com ambos. Uma introdução condensada na teoria e prática do alto desempenho organizacional. Um manifesto para a liderança contemporânea e a transformação profunda em organizações de todos os tipos.
Clear language is always also an instrument of clear thinking. By the same token, the clearest sign of wrong thinking - and thus, ultimately, wrong management - is language that lacks clarity. The use of carelessly defined terms can do a lot of damage; the wrong use of certain terms can lead to wrong, sometimes even risky management actions and wrong management decisions. Fredmund Malik points out the psychological, management, and economic errors managers tend to make, and explains how these errors can be avoided; for clear language is a key to right and good management. "Fredmund Malik is the leading expert in the field of management in Europe. He is the most important voice - in theory and practice of management." Peter Drucker "Malik demonstrates how, in extreme cases, the wrong use of fashionable terms can even lead to entrepreneurial disaster." Wirtschaft & Markt "Malik is listened to because management knowledge has never been more important. (...) Malik incessantly cautions against the money-mindedness at those corporations where ›stock speculators, boasters, bluffers, and sometimes even criminals‹ call the shots." Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Malik demonstrates that management and management theory have strong foundations in systems science, and most specifically in a certain type of cybernetics of truly complex systems, of organismic, self-organizing, and evolving systems. This book provides the basics on how to create robust, functional, and sustainably viable systems. One of the reasons why it has become a classic on management cybernetics, now in its 11th edition, is that the strategies and heuristic principles of complexity management are still relevant - now more than ever."--Back cover.
Lean Brain Management
Author: Gunter Dueck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Intelligence is wasted on problems that themselves have been caused by an excess of intelligence. Lean Brain Management strives toward uncompromising Lean Brain Quality. Lean Brain stands for consistent economization of intelligence in all realms of life: Intelligent systems will only be operated by unskilled workers. Education, universities, and schools would become obsolete. A week of training would be enough for virtually any job. ("You are now the physician for the measles in the State of Ohio. In response to phone calls, send this prescription.") Lean Brain is not aimed at dumbing down! Lean Brain can survive on just a very small amount of central intelligence. Potential savings amount to trillions! This is demonstrated using Germany as an example. With this book, Dueck presents a radical suggestion for world improvement. The desire to laugh infinitely about it will eventually segue into a collective rude awakening. The book contains concrete advice for managers to economize on intelligence, and is thus—in keeping with the theme—written in an easy-to-read fashion. It contains no self-doubt whatsoever. Awarded the Business Book Prize from Financial Times Deutschland and getAbstract AG