Books

Organize for Complexity. How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization

The international bestseller! 2nd edition.

First published in 2014, this is Niels´ fourth book - his first to be available internationally. 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. "

 

Buy the paperback edition and the eBook editions on the book´s website. Order the print edition through Amazon.com, or your preferred online booksellers. Or in our shop.

Other editions:

Complexitools. Smart Ways for Revitalizing Work & Organizations in Complexity (with Silke Hermann)

The new bestseller in German - soon available in English

Complexitools was first published in German in Summer 2015.

It became an instant bestseller in the German-speaking countries, selling more than 10.000 copies throughout the first 12 months, 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 and was illustrated by Pia Steinmann.
 

You can order the book in German through Amazon.de, through this website, or through the book´s website komplexithoden.de.

Other editions: Forthcoming!

Unkompliziert durchs Jahr. Der Organizer für den Job.

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!

 

Erhältlich ist "Unkompliziert durchs Jahr" ab September. Auf Amazon.de, und auf dieser Website kann man es vorbestellen. Hier im Shop gibt es auch Pakete zu kaufen!

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Leading with Flexible Targets. Handbook for Superior Competitive Success

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).

Other editions:

The 12 New Laws of Leadership.    The Codex: Why Management is Dispensable.

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.

Other editions:


Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting. Leading Successfully without Budgets

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).

Further publications



Testimonials

»Niels Pflaeging can always be found far out there, where the forefront of management is being measured and mapped.« 

changeX

 

»A masterpiece of contemporary management literature.«

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

 

»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)