The new book
The reinvention of change
"Organizational transformation is difficult," they say.
"It is hard." "It takes a long, long time - and maybe it will never happen!"
No more! Profound organizational transformation just got a lot less complicated! This book is for anyone who is interested in creating rapid and lasting Beta transformation. It is for company executives, directors, managers, team leaders, and the consultants and coaches who serve them. This is the practical guide to making the Beta organization happen - in just a couple of months. Sounds impossible? It isn´t anymore!
This handbook spells out an all-hands, high-engagement approach to organizational transformation that is suitable for any kind of company - regardless of size, age, country/culture, legal form and industry! Seemingly obvious and yet groundbreaking, this is the way to make the Beta organization happen. Anywhere. Fast.
This book is Niels´ sixth book overall, and the third he co-authored with Silke Hermann. OpenSpace Beta is the first handbook published under their BetaCodex Publishing brand. It is
concise, specific and incredibly well-structured. This is the way to approach "Beta" transformation in your organization! The book is fully colored. It was illustrated by
German designer Ingeborg Scheer and has a foreword by Daniel Mezick.
You can pre-order the handbook´s international print edition through OpenSpaceBeta.com, and through book retailers worldwide. On OpenSpaceBeta.com, you can also buy additional OpenSpace Beta resources & products, such as a range of posters and the Ultimate Changemaker Box. Qualification courses are also available.
A German edition of the book is in the works: It will be published early in 2019.
(Colors differ from print book!)
The international bestseller - 3rd edition in a fresh format!
First published in 2014, this is Niels´ fourth book - his first to be available internationally through BetaCodex Publishing. It is 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.
This is a business book unlike others. It is concise and incredibly to the point. It is fully illustrated and fully colored. It is
“practically theoretic”, featuring cutting-edge insight. It proposes new language and thinking for a new way of work and organizations. And it will not bore you!
A book that appeals to business-book addicts and “non-readers” alike.
What others say about Organize for Complexity:
"At a very reasonable price, every company should just buy several copies, read them, and see how they can implement these ideas." Harold Jarche
"In Pflaeging´s book, the network organization gains contour. All that is beautifully visualized. In short, Niels Pflaeging shows how to build the New Organization, encouraging us to begin building it. It´s the agenda 2014, if you will." changeX
“Book of the week. In its concentrated and novel format, this is in fact an unprecedented learning source and workbook.” Hamburger Abendblatt
"To me, even after this brief period, the book has become a frequently consulted source informing my work." Lars Vollmer
"Very inspiring, highly likeable format. This book is fun!."
"A book that comes handy, easy to read, but without being fuzzy or unprecise. It presents a credible big picture of contemporary Organizational Development. "
You can also order the print edition through Amazon.com, or any of your preferred booksellers.
Available languages: English, German, Portuguese, Turkish.
The forthcoming book - available in English in 2020!
Complexitools was published in German in mid-2015. It became an instant bestseller in the German-speaking countries, selling more than 16.000 copies throughout so far, garnering enthusiastic response from media and readers alike.
This book is the 2nd part of the Organize for Complexity trilogy,
It is also Niels´fifth book overall, and the first he co-authored with Silke Hermann. Complexitools is far more than a continuation, though: Dense, thoughtful, and full of crisply articulated insight, the book offers a tour de force through a startling range of business topics, from performance systems, to organization design, to change and interventions:
The book encapsulates 33 highly innovative “complexitools” and 22 “complexideas”, or “thinking tools”, presented on only one or two pages each. The book is fully colored. It was illustrated by
German designer Pia Steinmann.
You can pre-order the book´s international edition through Complexitools.com, and later through BetaCodex Publishing and book retailers worldwide, The German edition can be ordered through Amazon.de, through this website, or through the book´s website komplexithoden.de.
Edition 2017 (with Silke Hermann). A unique, new kind of organizer - for life, work, learning & development
Zeitmanagement war früher!
Mit diesem Organizer bekommen Sie Entwicklung und Lernen in den Griff. Dies ist der erste Organizer seiner Art – das perfekte Entwicklungstool für das ganze Jahr.
Niels Pfläging und Silke Hermann, Business-Vordenker und Verfasser des Bestsellers Komplexithoden, legen eine völlig neue Form des Organizers für Beruf und Privatleben vor: Ästhetisch, funktional und clever gestaltet für den klugen Umgang mit Aufgaben und Arbeitsleben – für Freiberufler, Professionals und Angestellte gleichermaßen geeignet. Mit 12 innovativen Monatsthemen oder »Lektionen« für den intelligenten Umgang mit Kompliziertem und Komplexem! Das Konzept des Organizers findet hier seine logische Weiterentwicklung für alle Berufstätige. Er verfügt über eine edle, moderne und robuste Ausstattung und ist das perfekte Geschenk für Freunde, Kollegen, Mitarbeiter.
Vorsicht: Dieser clevere Begleiter verführt zum ständigen Bei-sich-tragen!
Winner of the Best Business Book of the Year award!
2nd edition 2011. In German. Hardcover/Kindle eBook. The award-winning bestseller.
“Best Business Book of the Year 2006“ (FT Germany & getAbstract). “A masterpiece of contemporary management literature“ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
You can buy the book on Amazon.de (print & kindle).
The manifesto for a management and effectiveness revolution.
2009. In German. Hardcover/eBook.
“Best HR Book of the Year” (coaching.de).
"One of the 10 best Business Books of the Year“ (Hamburger Abendblatt).
You can buy the book on Amazon.de.
One of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Times” (Murmann).
1st edition 2003/2011. In German. Available as paperback/Kindle eBook. The award-winning primer.
“One of the best business books of the year” (changeX). A Financial-Times-Germany bestseller.
You can buy the book on Amazon.de (print & kindle).
Order the brochures from this website´s shop!
»Niels Pflaeging can always be found far out there, where the forefront of management is being measured and mapped.«
»A masterpiece of contemporary management literature.«
»Niels Pflaeging is the father of the end of management.« Winfried Felser, CompetenceSite
»Book of the week. In its concentrated and novel format, this is in fact an unprecedented learning source and workbook.« (Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper book review)