Weblog von Niels Pflaeging

"Not So Fast" - an article on taylorism and the invention of management (from New Yorker)

100 years of Death by Efficiency: A great article from the New Yorker on Taylorism and the flaws of (scientific) management: http://t.co/l5wDAKw
("Not So Fast. Scientific management started as a way to work. How did it become a way of life?")

A call for action to CFOs - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part X

CFOs of the world: It is not analysts/funds/investors who "make you" do earnings guidance. Blame yourself for it. (Your firms pay the bill.)

Earnings guidance: inevitably leads to smoothing results, cheating, manipulating accounting figures, invest postponement, eventually fraud

(DE) Die 2. Auflage von "Führen mit flexiblen Zielen" ist da!

Diese Woche ist etwas Besonderes für mich: Erstmals erscheint eine 2. Auflage eines Buchs von mir. Und in diesem Fall gilt: Neue Auflage - fast ein neues Buch!
Die zweite Auflage des meistverkauften Beyond-Budgeting-Buchs in deutscher Sprache enthält ein neues Kapitel und eine neue Fallstudie (von Zappos.com).

Project management is terrorism - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part IX

The #PMI is a terroristic organization! The nonsense it disseminates & trains harms project work, project workers and economies worldwide

Want to improve? Then eliminate numeric targets, quotas, incentives and Management by Objectives. Replace it all through Leadership.

Hard truths about pay - and other "Beta" insights I recently posted on Twitter, part VIII

We´ve all been to school. Most of us thus like to think they know what works in education and what not.Which is silly. Same goes for #change

To create a network of mini-enterprises within a firm (a devolved cell structure) is not so difficult. But it requires REAL leadership.

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