Economic & Social Cybernetics

The research group Economic and Social Cybernetics is dedicated to the holistic view of organizations and companies as open, socio-technical, economically and diversely networked systems. Our focus is on change management, organizational and corporate cultures and business model development as well as sustainability assessment. With an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, engineers, communication scientists and business economists, we explore the interactions of technical, economic and cultural factors in science and industry. The developed approaches to optimize the triad of people - organization - technology are implemented and evaluated directly in cooperating companies. Our approach is based on cybernetic approaches and combines cybernetic methods with methods of empirical social research.