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.)
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Earnings guidance: inevitably leads to smoothing results, cheating, manipulating accounting figures, invest postponement, eventually fraud
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(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
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Want to improve? Then eliminate numeric targets, quotas, incentives and Management by Objectives. Replace it all through Leadership.
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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
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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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