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 indicate articles that you think should be added!

Foundational Beta texts

  1. Marvin Weisbord: Techniques to match our values
  2. Edgar H. Schein: Organizational Psychology Then and Now: Some Observations 
  3. Jeremy Hope/Robin Fraser: Who needs budgets?
  4. Sumantra Ghoshal: Bad management theories are destroying good management practices
  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. Ralph Stacey: The science of complexity
  11. Russell Ackoff:  Systems, messes and interactive planning
  12. J.C. Spender: Modern Management: Origins and development
  13. Paul Simon Adler: Democratic Taylorism: The Toyota Production System at NUMMI
  14. Jeffrey Pfeffer: Seven practices of successful organizations
  15. Eric B. Dent: Challenging “resistance to change”
  16. Tom Peters: This I believe + other manifestos by Tom Peters
  17. NEW Niels Pflaeging/Silke Hermann/Brad Winn: OrgPhysics: Value Creation and the Three Leadership Structures

Articles by community members

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

 

From community members: In German

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