The Power of Management 3.0

By Anton Rossouw.

Management 3.0 is a revolutionary enterprise transformation approach that converts managers from a traditional simple command and control style of management to Agile Management. This transformation is driven by establishing a deep understanding of complexity theory and providing people with multiple tools and insights to effectively work in complex contexts and situations, and respond to them in agile ways.

Management 3.0 originated from the brilliant mind of Jurgen Appelo, a complexity thinker, who captured it in the form of a book and as training. Detailed information about the book and the training can be found at      

It presents many practical, integrated and understandable explanations of theories with exercises that opens up our minds in a playful way to embrace uncertainty and complexity, therefore creating in us a better understanding and analysis of complex situations so that better plans and decisions can be made to develop better solutions and create better outcomes for our organisations.

Management 3.0 leaders and practitioners become agile and adaptive, and more resilient, innovative and creative. It shifts the view and mindset away from that of wrestling with problems to identifying, grasping and enabling opportunities.

It changes the way that we view our projects and work by bringing together a range of the latest leading theories and practices from complexity science, chaos theory, evolution and adaptation, to show us a more natural way to get work done. It explains why and how the new Agile leadership approaches work better to getting things done than traditional ways. It is the new and more productive approach to getting more work done in a more effective way.

When the Management 3.0 Agile techniques and tools are applied, it makes teams more coherent, enables self-organisation to happen and team members feel more motivated to take ownership of their work and problem solving challenges. The Management 3.0 approach provides high levels of clarity on topics important for high performance organisations such as:

  • Why everything is not simple.

  • What complexity, complicatedness and simplicity is.

  • What complexity thinking is and how do we do it.

  • How Agile product development works.

  • Understanding traditional management.

  • Moving on to better management models.

  • How to energise people.

  • How to make self organisation happen.

  • How to empower high performance teams.

  • How to lead and manage at the same time.

  • How to align constraints.

  • Understanding formal and informal structures.

  • How to embrace change and opportunity.

  • How to really improve things.

  • How to become more resilient.

  • Agile rules to manage complex projects.