330.136 Organisational Lab
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, UE, 4.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

...to better comprehend the prozess of organizing, to reflect their own embeddedness in the framework of an organization and to better comprehend their resultion options for acting. Thus they develop their abilities to create a functionally meaningful role for themselves.

Subject of course

The Olab provides a learning arrangement in which organization is as well produced as reflected in its processes. It is less about the dynamics within manageable sub-groups, also not primarily about so-called large-group processes, but the dynamics between groups, the development of cross-group cooperation and the possibilities and difficulties of controlling large social organizations. Contents and procedural issues of the Olab are the handling of hierarchy or necessary hierarchization, the wishes (and their frustration) to be led on the one side, and the wishes (and their frustration) for inclusion and participation on the other, the resulting conflicts over the question of power in general and the possibilities to influence specific decisions. Topics: (Joint) decision making, representation, delegation, power, control, cultures and subcultures, integration of subgroups, comparison of Olab-experiences and other organizational experiences, management, hierarchy and hierarchy crisis.

Teaching methods

Experimental learning, evaluation of the ongoing processes, establishment of self reflection and self steering possibilities

Mode of examination


Additional information

Zeit: SO, 4. Juni 2023, 18 Uhr bis SA, 10. Juni 2023, 12.30 Uhr. Ort: Stift Ossiach am Ossiachersee, Ossiach 1, 9570 Ossiach, Kärnten. Die Veranstaltung wird gemeinsam mit der Universität Klagenfurt, Interdisziplinäre Fakultät für Forschung und Fortbildung,Abt. Organisationsentwicklung und Gruppendynamik durchgeführt. Link: www.uni-klu.ac.at/iff/oegd Für die verbindliche Teilnahme bitte das Anmeldeformular bis spätestens 30.4.2023 an Angelika.Schneider@aau.at. senden. Das Anmeldeformular und die Information zur Lehrveranstaltung finden Sie als Datei in TISS. Es wird ein Exkursionszuschuß gewährt. Bitte die Hotelrechnung vorweisen.



Examination modalities

continous attendance, active participation, reflection

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.02.2023 09:00 30.04.2023 12:00 30.04.2023 12:00

Registration modalities

Die Anmeldung bitte bis 30.4.2023, 12 Uhr per Mail an: Angelika.Schneider@aau.at. Das Formular dazu finden Sie in den Unterlagen.


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


Heintel, P. & Krainz, E.E.: Projektmanagement. Hierarchiekrise, Systemabwehr, Komplexitätsbewältigung

Karl E. Weick: Der Prozess des Organisierens

Gareth Morgan: Bilder der Organisation

Fritz Simon: Einführung in die systemische Organisationstheorie


  • Attendance Required!