Founded in late 2018, Red42 is an innovation-centric start-up on the fringe of organizational development and L&D. We are dedicated to thoughtful research and development of truly innovative social technologies on the fringe of organizational development and L&D. We do this In exchange with colleagues. With like-minded peers around the world, and with existing networks. Beyond consulting, beyond coaching, courses, trainings and seminars, beyond leadership programs, eLearning or MOOCs. Red42 offers a fresh approach – for organizations of all kinds. Learn more about our first innovations on this website, namely OpenSpace Beta, Cell Structure Design and LearningCircles by Red42!
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OpenSpace Beta - the handbook in EN and DE - released in late 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Zellstrukturdesign (Cell Structure Design) - the book in DE was released in April 2020.
Complexitools - Silkes´ and Niels´ long-awaited hit book will be published in EN by BetaCodex Publishing in mid-2020.
Essays on Beta, Vol. 1 - Niels´ first collection of articles - to be published by BetaCodex Publishing in Autumn 2020
We believe that great organizations, organizational development and growth do not require heroes. That transformation does not require consultants. That in complex times, top managers need not be heroes at all. Accordingly, our method, which includes OpenSpace Beta, Cell Structure Design, and LearningCircles by Red42 is 100% hero-free!
Red42 published Cell Structure Design as an open source social technology in June 2019. The roots of Cell Structure Design reach back two decades: It is based upon the BetaCodex and Beyond Budgeting, as well as on 16 years of client work by Niels and Silke. Find the conceptual overview and the open source license here!
Organizations in complexity need internal learning economies - well beyond traditional Learning & Development (L&D),
knowledge management, personnel development or leadership programs. In companies, learning method must be effective for the individual, for the team and for the organization. That is no easy
Red42 aims at researching and developing self-organized, group-based, engaging, insightful, weaving, and immediately effective learning economies for today´s organizations. Built on coherent, contemporary didactics, or learning method.
Didactics is the key. Great didactics focus on mastery, not just knowledge. It promotes self-organized learning, not dependence. It produces individual and collective insight, not just individual
experience. It is enamored with social interaction, not with technology. It is mind-boggling & stimulating - never boring.