“YouTube is going to be a flop!“ – and other misjudgments

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Future
“YouTube is going to be a flop!“ – and other misjudgments

“YouTube is going to be a flop“, that’s what Steve Chen co-founder of the video portal believed, “there’s just not that many videos I want to watch.” How wrong he was with that statement is clear to us now, since meanwhile billions of people watch videos on YouTube every day. Our everyday life is swarmed […]

What does witchcraft have to do with leadership?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Konzepte
What does witchcraft have to do with leadership?

According to Germanic beliefs a witch was a fence rider. She could make her way along the border being inside and outside at the same time. Witches were neither here nor there. Legends say they were questioning the existing paradigms. As a result, many of them were burnt for possessing unpopular information. Here, we can […]

Outside-Insight: Generating more variation

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Konzepte
Outside-Insight: Generating more variation

The blindness of organizations is a phenomenon that the management has to deal with each and every day. An organization does not see what it does not see or – in other words – only plays the melody that it learned to play. Under stable circumstances this is not a problem – but what happens […]

The Law of The Old Men – Foresighted Self-Renewal

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Konzepte

According to the „law of the old men”, top managers in their 50s make decisions that are in favour of their positions in the company, but may conflict the company’s future. Therefore, necessary change processes are argued away by the resistance from the colleagues. This is what is observed for years by Peter Noli, Professor […]

Our Understanding of Organization Based on the Newer System Theory

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Neuere Systemtheorie

        Our understanding of organization and the systemetic organizational consultancy connected to it, is based on the findings of the renowned social scientist and co-founder of the newer system theory, Mr. Niklas Luhmann. We grasp organizations as one very specific type of social system that has been brought forth during the past […]