Upcoming Book

to be published early 2021
at Springer Nature 

Organization and Leadership in Disruptive Times -  Design and Implementation of the 3-P-Model

Editors:  Peter Wollmann, Frank Kühn, Michael Kempf, Reto Püringer

After the development of the Three-Pillar-Model (abbreviated: 3-P-Model) in the previous book 'Three Pillars of Organization and Leadership in Disruptive Times’, published end of 2018, the slightly modified and increased multi-professional author team explores now more and broader application cases for the model in the current VUCA world, also including global crisis situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.

The book will cover all sorts of organization now, that means private and public sector, NGOs, local and global governmental institutions, global organizations such as UN etc. 

For a recap:

  • The first pillar – Sustainable Purpose – gives the direction. It creates the identity, the enthusiasm and the pride to be a part of something valuable – a company or institution – that solves a relevant problem in the world. It turns out to be even more crucial in the crises and to take more than before societal contributions into account.

  • The second pillar – Travelling Organization - is the key to pace with the VUCA world, especially in situations of global crisis' where travelling is no longer only an option. All types of organization have continuously to swing with the development of markets, technologies and society, political environment, sciences, exploring the land, instead of clinging to established structures.

  • The third pillar – Connecting Resources – makes the difference to Caesar’s and Taylor’s “divide et impera”. The synapses make the difference rather than the cells: The connections across sectors and geographies between market opportunities and social demands, political frameworks and scientific recommendations, business processes and experts’ skills, formal responsibilities and flexible role concepts.

These pillars contradict many of our organizational patterns to date and need effective transformational approaches. The articles – with all their different views and approaches - underline and concretize the relevance and applicability of the three pillars and, additionally, provide with helpful success factors. How well the 3-P-Model functions is shown in three areas:

  • Design Concepts using 3P: The authors show helpful concepts that are closely interlinked with the 3-P-model. Some concepts are new, some other concepts are well-proven but unfold new meaning in their interlinkage with the 3-P-model.

  • Management and Leadership: This part is about implementing 3P, i.e. how to prepare, facilitate and track the application in the organization, in programs or projects, with practical examples of its impact on leadership and management, collaboration and communication.

  • Application Cases: Here the authors focus on their practical experiences in applying the 3-P-model to their projects or in analyzing the outcomes by means of the three pillars. They have provided us with new lessons learned and a lot of diverse take-aways.

The results will be comprehensively summarized and evaluated in a conclusion.

More details will follow shortly

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Further Background and Future Developments

The interdisciplinary team of authors:

  • Tim Burmeister

  • Alberto Casagrande

  • Bernadette Cass

  • James Chamberlain

  • Bob Dignen

  • Volker Hische

  • Nicole Hönig de Locarnini

  • Isabell Huschka

  • Michael Kempf

  • Frank Kühn

  • Christal Lalla

  • Sharon Lalla

  • Alfred Mevissen

  • Mersida Ndrevataj

  • Reto Püringer

  • Fernando Sanabria

  • Hannspeter Schmidt

  • Marie Schmidt

  • Peter Wollmann

Overarching Approach: Three Pillars

Sustainable Purpose
A convincing ‘what for‘ and ‘reason why‘ is necessary to make sure that topics are elabora-ted with inspiration and ambition to create real value  and top support.

Travelling Organization
Only letting oneself in for the dynamics of the markets leads to success on a joint journey with trust in the collective capabilities and behaviour.  

Connecting Resources
Concentrating on joint development of our stategies, projects, resources and capabili-ties instead of dividing and creating silos

Directions of Thrust | Developments 2019 - 2021

Setting-Check. Systemic. Scalable. Fast.

Started with energy and hope, many projects stop functioning well later on. How good is the project set-up, how well does it fit from a systemic perspective and how does it interact with the environment?

Creation together with
Dr. Frank Kühn

Collaborative Solutions for Organisations
Preventing a focus on theoretical methodology discussions or personal profiling, but working fast on the real activities & solutions, using our collective potentials.

Beyond Org Community, with Sustainance, Spin-Off Universität St. Gallen,
Dr. Frank Kühn and
Upgrade Partners

Talent Organisation

Talent development as a joint journey in dynamic enterprise contexts focusing on performance and potentials, positioning talents as co-creators of new forms of  organisations and working styles.

Creation together with Ulrich Leckner (Rochus Mummert) and Dr. Frank Kühn

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