The Bestseller!  10.000  copies of the German edition sold.

Starting October 2016: available in English!

Already a hit in the German-speaking countries, the much-cited new book by Niels Pflaeging & Silke Hermann!
It contains 33 Complexitools and 22 Complixideas. A fresh start for organizational development and leadership in dynamic times.

This book is dense, fun, thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and gorgeous.

Paperback. Fully colored, illustrated. 148 pages. New format. Also available in German.

The international bestseller - Complexitools´ little sibling.

A witty, dense power package of a business book. A nmanifesto for organizational high performance,  a thinking aid for contemporary organizational leadership and organization design.


Paperback. Fully colored, illustrated. 148 pages. New format. Also available in German, Turkish, and Portuguese!

Complicated, or complex?

The blue and the red - those are two completely different domains.. Because complicated is not the same as complex! In the domain of the complicated, any method often suffices - and complicated problems can be solved with rules, processes, machines and algorythms. In the comain of the complex, however, companies need Complexitools.
This book presents 33 of these, as well as 22 crusial complidees - for the thinking that fits with complexity and dynamics.

Keynotes &  Clinics

Silke Hermann & Niels Pfläging, authors of  Complexitools, show how contemporary organizations can the conceived, built, and developed - independent of size, industry, business models, country, or culture. Complexitools are a smart, and robust approach to organizational development: To revitalize companies and work in an age of dynamics.

During the intense, 1-day Complexitools thought clinic, the agile network organizational gains contour: Here, decisions are not made in the center, but in the periphery, where "market pull" leads the way. For more, see Keynotes+Clinics.

It´s always good to get in touch...

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In the "Making of" section of this website, you find more about the authors. And Complexitools the book also tweets, at @Complexitools!
You can also write to Niels and Silke about the book, about workshop or speaking opportunities.

A book as lively as today´s markets & today´s work!

Complexitools: They are organizational techniques that are equally alive as today´s markets,

today´s work, and the challenges organizations are facing today.

This book presents smart, contemporary approaches to organizational development and change that are fit for our times and fit for human beings. Beyond blueprints, beyond checklists!

It´s the practical guide to organizational development and high performance in 21st century dynamics

Event calendar

20/10/2016, everywhere - OnAgile virtual conference, session on "Organize for Complexity" at 9.00am EST

24/10/2016, Oslo/NO - SMIDIG Conference, with a keynote on "Organize for Complexity & Agile"

27/10/2016, Helsinki/FI - HRx Conference, with a closing keynote on "Organize for Complexity & HR"

31/10/2016, Wiesbaden/D - 12th Almost-Free-Beta-Codex-Workout-Day for consultants/colleagues/peers

04/11/2016, Zurich/CH - Building the Agile Organization seminar, organized by me+me, Aragost, pragmatic solutions

15/11/2016, Berlin/D - 1-day "Organize for Complexity Change Clinic", an ManageAgile Workshop

16/11/2016, Berlin/D - ManageAgile Conference, with an opening keynote on "Komplexithoden"

18/11/2016, Hamburg/D - Schulleitertagung Hamburg with a keynote on "Komplexithoden"

23/11/2016, Wiesbaden/D - Denkwerkstatt Komplexithoden, 1-day workshop, organized by Insights Group

25/11/2016, Karlsruhe/D - Dialogforum Schulentwicklung, with a keynote on "Komplexithoden"

23/01/2017, Vienna/A - Tagung Zukunft des HR-Managements with a keynote "Personnel Development: A bad idea"

10/02/2017, Mannheim/D - Lean Around the Clock Conference, with a keynote on "Komplexithoden"

23-24/03/2017, Roggenburg/D - Organisation der Zukunft Conference, organized by xpand, Niels Pflaeging & Lars Vollmer, w/special guest Detlef Lohmann

17/05/2016, Hamburg/D - Denkwerkstatt: Komplexithoden, 1-day workshop, organized by it-agile

 More to come!