Is management a zombie technology?

2013

Dawna Jones talks to Niels Pflaeging, founder of BetaCodex Network, about companies who are forging alternative "un-management" models and why traditional management actively creates passive employees.

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Why do companies keep resurrecting command-and-control management even when they know it doesn't work? What does it take to do things differently? What do companies who are making 'alternative' un-management models their new normal have that others don't? And what are companies managed by traditional models doing to actively create passive employees?

Niels Pflaeging is a passionate advocate for a new breed of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is founder and associate of the BetaCodex Network, and president of MetaManagement Group, a consulting firm based in New York and Wiesbaden, Germany.

Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was for five years a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table.

NielsĀ“ second book, Beyond Budgeting: Leading with flexible Targets was awarded the Financial Times Germany Best Business Book award, in 2006.

Both this book and his latest one, entitled Bye-Bye Management: Why Management is Dispensable, published in 2009, were lauded by critics and readers and became bestsellers.

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