The Future of Leadership. Impulse by Niels Pflaeging at #NEXT14 (Berlin/D)

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The Future of Leadership
Why Management is dispensable. How our organizations will become agile, radically decentralized, and truly networked. Sooner than you think.
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The Future of Leadership. Impulse by Niels Pflaeging at #NEXT14 (Berlin/D)

  1. 1. The Future of Leadership Why Management is dispensable. How our organizations will become agile, radically decentralized, and truly networked. Sooner than you think. #NEXT14 - Berlin Niels Pfläging @NielsPflaeging nielspflaeging.com betacodex.org
  2. 2. Organizational Leadership: Do we really understand the challenge?
  3. 3. Management: *1911
  4. 4. Thinking Doing
  5. 5. Thinkers (Managers) Doers (Workers)
  6. 6. Management: *1911, ✝ca. 1970
  7. 7. A misguided metaphor
  8. 8.                         Thinking & Doing Thinking & Doing Peaches, not pyramids
  9. 9. Alive Systemic Integrated/integrating Work the work Outside-In Led Dead Mechanical Divided, individualizing Work the people Top-down Managed                        
  10. 10. Industry Retail Services Governments & NGOs It is possible
  11. 11. Pioneering phase Differentiation phase Integration phase
  12. 12. We have a choice.
  13. 13. Vortrag: Niels Pfläging 31 Control of work hours Job Descriptions Competencies Management Incentives Individual targets Performance Appraisal/360° Salary ranges Training budgets Personnel Development Org charts Target negotiation ”Personnel Expenses“ Suggestion boxes Assessment Centers Knowledge Management Pay for Performance Paid extra hours Bonuses Quotas Matrix structures Job titlesHR Cost management Budgeting Strategic planning Process management Development Center Balanced Scorecards Plan/Actuals reporting Key Accounting Dress codes Project management Travel policies
  14. 14. Beta   Alpha   Fixed, individual targets Management by Objectives Budgets and Plans Performance Appraisal Hierarchical Pressure Pay by Position and/or Performance Incentives and Bonuses … Transparency & Improvement Comparisons between peers Comparisons with previous periods Dialog and Dissent Social and group pressure Pay by market value Results Sharing … Alpha  
  15. 15. Law Beta Alpha §1 Freedom to act Connectedness not Dependency §2 Responsibility Cells not Departments §3 Governance Leadership not Management §4 Performance climate Result culture not Duty fulfillment §5 Success Fit not Maximization §6 Transparency Intelligence flow not Power accumulation §7 Orientation Relative Targets not Top-down prescription §8 Recognition Sharing not Incentives §9 Mental presence Preparedness not Planning §10 Decision-making Consequence not Bureaucracy §11 Resource usage Purpose-driven not Status-oriented §12 Coordination Market dynamics not Commands
  16. 16. How about reinventing work and organizations entirely – for this century? @NielsPflaeging nielspflaeging.com betacodex.org Related free white papers “Heroes of Leadership” and “Organize for Complexity” on Slideshare

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