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Un-leadership:How to rediscover your heartat work –getting rid ofmanagement!Niels PflaegingRediscover Heart, Seoul, 28.6.2...
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This is what Management was invented for
The invention of Management:creating organizations for dull, 20th century mass-markets
And that is how most organizationsstill look like today
The world has changed, but organizationsstill resemble Soviet-Union autocracies
Management is dead. But hardly anyone noticed
One cannot talk sensibly about leadership, or people management,nor design decent management processes, unless we clarifyb...
Theory X    vs.Theory Y  Douglas McGregor
Theory X                                           Theory Y                                   AttitudePeople dislike work,...
The problem is in our heads
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^In fact, organizations are “peaches“, not “pyramids“
Instead of running command-and-control prisons,we can create decentralized, entrepreneurial networks
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There is a choice   Niels Pflaeging   BBTN Associate & Presidente MetaManagement Group   Econique – Diálogo CFO   18/19 de...
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Un-Leadership - keynote by Niels Pflaeging at the "Rediscover Heart" conference (Seoul/KR)

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  1. 1. Un-leadership:How to rediscover your heartat work –getting rid ofmanagement!Niels PflaegingRediscover Heart, Seoul, 28.6.2012
  2. 2. Remember this?
  3. 3. This is what Management was invented for
  4. 4. The invention of Management:creating organizations for dull, 20th century mass-markets
  5. 5. And that is how most organizationsstill look like today
  6. 6. The world has changed, but organizationsstill resemble Soviet-Union autocracies
  7. 7. Management is dead. But hardly anyone noticed
  8. 8. One cannot talk sensibly about leadership, or people management,nor design decent management processes, unless we clarifybeforehand our beliefs with regards to whatpeople in organizations are like.We have to arrive at a shared understanding of human natureand of the consequences of that for our organizations. Niels Pflaeging, Un-Leadership
  9. 9. Theory X vs.Theory Y Douglas McGregor
  10. 10. Theory X Theory Y AttitudePeople dislike work, People need to work and want to takefind it boring, an interest in it.and will avoid it if they can. Under right conditions, they can enjoy it. DirectionPeople must be forced People will direct themselvesor bribed towards a targetto make the right effort. that they accept. ResponsibilityPeople would rather be directed People will seek and acceptthan accept responsibility, responsibility,(which they avoid). under the right conditions. MotivationPeople are motivated mainly Under the right conditions, peopleby money are motivated by the desire to realizeand fears about their job security. their own potential. CreativityMost people have little creativity - Creativity and ingenuity areexcept when it comes to getting widely distributedround rules. and grossly underused. Source:10 Douglas McGregor, ‘The Human Side of Enterprise’, 1960
  11. 11. The problem is in our heads
  12. 12. We can now make work smart & fun for everyone (instead of treating people like donkeys, or idiots)White paper – Making Performance Management Work 12 © BetaCodex Network – All rights reserved
  13. 13. ^In fact, organizations are “peaches“, not “pyramids“
  14. 14. Instead of running command-and-control prisons,we can create decentralized, entrepreneurial networks
  15. 15. To leave the world of managed unhappiness behind, we must change everyone´s mindsetsWhite paper – Making Performance Management Work 15 © BetaCodex Network – All rights reserved
  16. 16. There is a choice Niels Pflaeging BBTN Associate & Presidente MetaManagement Group Econique – Diálogo CFO 18/19 de Mayo 2009
  17. 17. What are we waiting for?
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