Workpath´s book recommendations: One topic, five authors. The reading list “Organizing for a new working world” is about how organizations have to change with respect to structure, culture & the like to fulfill the demands of a new working world. Because a new working world characterized by agility, networks and self-organization will need a solid basis and principles that are in line with the overall idea.
by Lars Vollmer
More joy and a true feeling of effectiveness and impact. Lars Vollmer is convinced this can be achieved in organizations that are equipped with agility and freedom instead of rigid structures. In his book he describes how methods and structures of the industrial age can be overcome and how you can put collective responsibility, self-organization and true work on the daily agenda instead.
by Niels Pfläging
Niels Pflägings book on complexity and work is a textbook to think about organizations, an inspirational book for change of organizations and a dictionary if once again got lost in the jungle of buzzwords and technical terms. And of course it is supposed to be a working book for when you are amidst change. “Organize for Complexity” helps organizations to grow together with complexity. Until top-performance is reached.
by Frederic Laloux
Power plays on the top, powerlessness on the lower hierarchy levels, bureaucracy and lethargy. Frederic Laloux finally wants to end all those problems of organizations that got stuck somewhere on their way to the here and now. In his book Laloux writes about how you can reinvent organizations so that new productivity, passion and true meaning can emerge again behind work.
by Andreas Zeuch
Why do we live and love democracy in society and politics but easily give her up when it´s about work? Andreas Zeuch spins this thought further in his book “Alle macht für niemand” (All power for nobody). Because Zeuch is sure, democratic structures and cultures are also sensible for companies. They let organizations profit from the collective intelligence and employees from self-determination. Thereby they lead to a positive result for everyone.
by Salim Ismail
There is a new type of organization. One that surpassed linear growth. Through communities, big data and especially new technologies. Salim Ismail calles this type “Exponential Organization” (ExO). 10 characteristics describe this organization of the future. Together with Yuri van Geest and Mike Malone Ismail describes how every firm – no matter if small start-up or corporate – can become a high performing ExO.