Thinking and Acting in Complexity

Thinking and Acting in Complexity

Type of Course
Lecture + Practice
Bachelor/ Master
TermSummer Term
4 CP

Aim of the Course

The processes, practices and rituals of classical management theory are increasingly failing to have an impact on the dynamic markets of the 21st century. The aim of the course is to learn a critical analysis of terms, concepts and modes of action. The focus is on strategy, organisation, complexity in companies, people at work, learning, work performance, motivation and change. The lecture will follow the concept of a think tank, in which students actively influence the course and the deepening of the contents. Documentation and visualisation will be done on flip charts, neither PowerPoint nor beamers will be used. Various intervention methods will be learned and run through by the students themselves.

Lecture presentation on YouTube

Further Information


In the summer term 2020, the lecture will not be held as a classroom course at PZH as usual. The reason for this is the LUH's ongoing rules of conduct and circulars in dealing with Covid-19.

In order to be able to hold the lecture nevertheless, it will be held in an online format. Further information will be made available to participants via Stud.IP.

Due to the change to the online format, the dates have been adjusted. Information on this is available in the corresponding course on Stud.IP.


Die Teilnehmeranzahl der Veranstaltung ist auf 25 Personen begrenzt. Während des Kurses ist eine Gruppenhausarbeit zu erstellen. Am Ende des Kurses findet eine mündliche Gruppenprüfung statt. 

The number of participants in the course is limited to 25 persons. During the course a group housework is to be prepared. At the end of the course there will be an oral group examination. Registration for the course "Thinking and acting in complexity" in Summer Term 2020 is possible in the following time slot on StudIP:

  • 01.03.2020, 12:00 pm to 13.03.2020, 12:00 pm

Subsequently, a lottery procedure will be introduced among all those who have registered in StudIP (limited to 25 participants).

The date for the oral examination will be announced during the course.

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