The following articles are all available through other websites and online media. We grouped into subjective categories: Foundational Beta texts – Articles by community members – Articles by others – In German – In French – In Portuguese. Please let us know about articles that you think should be added!

Foundational Beta texts

  1. Marvin Weisbord: Techniques to match our values
  2. Sumantra Ghoshal: Bad management theories are destroying good management practices
  3. Edgar H. Schein: Organizational Psychology Then and Now: Some Observations 
  4. Jeremy Hope/Robin Fraser: Who needs budgets?
  5. Robert Sutton; Barry Staw: What Theory is Not
  6. Henry Mintzberg: Developing theory about the development of theory
  7. Chris Argyris: Teaching smart people how to learn
  8. Gary Hamel: First let´s fire all the managers
  9. Alfie Kohn: Why incentive plans cannot work
  10. Jan Wallander: Budgeting – an unnecessary evil
  11. Ralph Stacey: The science of complexity
  12. Russell Ackoff:  Systems, messes and interactive planning
  13. J.C. Spender: Modern Management: Origins and development
  14. Paul Simon Adler: Democratic Taylorism: The Toyota Production System at NUMMI
  15. Jeffrey Pfeffer: Seven practices of successful organizations
  16. Eric B. Dent: Challenging “resistance to change”
  17. Tom Peters: This I believe + other manifestos by Tom Peters
  18. John Seddon: Watch out for the tool heads
  19. Niels Pflaeging/Silke Hermann/Brad Winn: OrgPhysics: Value Creation and the Three Leadership Structures

Articles by community members

  1. NEW Transformation secrets. Revealed – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  2. NEW Transformation promises – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  3. NEW Only in Beta can you ever be agile – by Stefan Willuda – on Medium
  4. Relative Targets: Why you should stop annual planning and put an end to target-setting – for good – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  5. The Curse of the Double Axis Chart – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  6. Decentralization: A natural and an inevitable feature of organizations in complexity – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  7. Thought of the Day: new – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  8. Differences that make a difference – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  9. Niels Pflaeging on Taylor, Beta pioneers and Organizational Hygiene – on LinkedIn
  10. Niels Pflaeging on management exorcism and organizational transformation that works – on LinkedIn
  11. OpenSpace Beta: An invitation to transform your company in just 90 days – on LinkedIn
  12. Secrets of Very Fast Organizational Transformation (VFOT) – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  13. Q&A on the book OpenSpace Beta – by Silke Hermann & Niels Pflaeging – on InfoQ
  14. The #HolacracyFad: Bigger questions to ask in the light of this craze´s demise – by Niels Pflaeging – on Medium – on LinkedIn
  15. The McGregor Paradox. The most tragic misunderstanding in the history of work & organizations – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  16. Social Density: The key to self-organization – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  17. A hell of a difference! – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  18. Complexity at work and the Superhero paradox – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  19. Competition in organizations: Good or bad? – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  20. Change is more like adding milk to coffee – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn  –  on Medium
  21. Org Physics: How a triad of structures allows companies to absorb complexity – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  22. Org Physics: The 3 faces of every company – by Niels Pflaeging – on Medium
  23. Flat hierarchies: Just another step in the wrong direction – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  24. 7 reasons why the Digital Transformation is overhyped – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  25. Leadership styles aren´t what you think they are – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  26. Bosses vs. Leaders: Companies need neither – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  27. Top Quotes on Organization, Complexity, Leadership & Change – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  28. Thinking tools: Management versus Leadership – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  29. Change your organization to support agile project work: The BetaCodex Network & model – by Niels Pflaeging/Ben Linders – on LinkedIn
  30. Why we cannot learn a damn thing from Toyota or Semco – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  31. The destructive power of target-setting: Objectives and the EU crisis – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  32. Heroes of Leadership: “Founders” acknowledged (Part 1) – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  33. Now to New: How to Flip Your Company to Perpetual Beta – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  34. Management Belongs onto the Garbage Heap of History – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  35. Stop the Quackery! A Robust Theory of Org Power & Leadership – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  36. Bye-Bye MbO! From Fixed to Relative Performance – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  37. Crazy. Stupid. Learning. The 2 Types of Learning and Why They Matter – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn

Articles by others

  1. Lisa Gill: 10 Components that Successfully Abolished Hierarchy (in 70+ companies) – on Medium

 

From community members: In German

  1. Die Hipsterisierung alter Managementtools löst keine Probleme – by Silke Hermann – in managerSeminare
  2. Transformationsgeversprechen – by Niels Pfläging – on LinkedIn
  3. Planung ist Unsinn – by Niels Pfläging – on LinkedIn
  4. Transformationsgeheimnisse – by Niels Pfläging – on LinkedIn
  5. “Agilität” gelingt nur mit Beta – by Stefan Willuda – on Medium
  6. Achtung Zukunft! Organisationen des Landes, dezentralisiert Euch! – by Stefan Willuda – on Medium
  7. Unser merkwürdiges Verhältnis zur Gleichstellung in Unternehmen – by Silke Hermann – on LinkedIn
  8. Der Fluch der Vier-Felder-Matrix – by Niels Pfläging – on LinkedIn
  9. Unterschiede, die einen Unterschied machen – by Niels Pfläging – on LinkedIn
  10. Die agile Bewegung ist gescheitert – by Peter Proell 
  11. Wirtschaftlicher Erfolg durch Systemüberwindung – Interview with Ernst Weichselbaum 
  12. Bye-bye Marketingabteilung! – by Silke Hermann/Niels Pfläging 
  13. Komplexithoden: Die Macht der Sprache – by Silke Hermann/Niels Pfläging
  14. Ziele werden maßlos überschätzt! – Interview from brand eins – by Niels Pflaeging/Mathias Irle
  15. Gute Gründe dafür, Lewinist zu sein – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  16. Der Wandel zur agilen Beta-Organisation ist in wenigen Monaten machbar. Überall – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  17. Empowerment und die agile Organisation – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  18. Reden wir über Vertrieb und Ziele – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  19. Macht halt einen Unterschied! – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  20. “Wenn Mitarbeiter demotiviert sind, ist das ein Spiegelbild der Verhältnisse” – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  21. Wir brauchen mutigere Manager! Oder nicht? – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  22. Richtige Führung ist Arbeit am System – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  23. Change ist so wie Milch in Kaffee geben – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  24. “Manager sind nicht das Problem” – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  25. “Wir reiten ein totes Pferd namens Management” – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  26. Komplexithoden: Impulse für Leadership in dynamischen Zeiten – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  27. Prozessmanagement: Leider ungeil – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  28. Komplexidee: Die Macht der Sprache – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  29. Personalentwicklung: Eine schlechte Idee – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  30. Don´t panic: 7 Gedanken zur Digitalen Transformation – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  31. Warum Manager im Silicon Valley nichts lernen können – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  32. Mitarbeitergespräche: eine Sackgasse – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  33. Planung ist Luxus! Die Zukunft des Controlling – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  34. Ihre Firma hat genau die Kultur, die sie verdient – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  35. Entscheiden Sie noch – oder arbeiten Sie schon an der Organisationshygiene? – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  36. Management ist eine Zombie-Methode! Ein Interview – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  37. Gute Banken, miese Banken – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  38. Boni abschaffen: Dazu gibt es keine Alternative – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  39. Von Hier nach Neu im Jetzt – Teil 1. Bye-bye Change Management! – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  40. Von Hier nach Neu im Jetzt – Teil 2. Bye-bye Change Management! – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  41. Die Agile Organisation ist kein Kunststück – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn
  42. Flache Hierarchien sind die Fortsetzung des Holzwegs – by Niels Pflaeging – on LinkedIn

From community members: In French

  1. Physique des organisations: comment un trio de structures permet aux entreprises d’absorber la complexité – by Niels Pflaeging/Philippe Brière – on LinkedIn
  2. Entretiens annuels: une impasse – by Niels Pflaeging/Philippe Brière – on LinkedIn

From community members: In Portuguese

  1. Chefe ou Líder? Empresas não precisam de qualquer um dos dois – by Niels Pflaeging/Roberta Ebina – on LinkedIn