My relation to cybernetics
During my doctorate in business administration, in particular business information systems and information management, at WHU, I was introduced to the possibilities of cybernetics, the science of systems, by my doctoral supervisor and discovered cybernetic principles as interesting approaches towards dealing appropriately with dynamic-complex circumstances. Since then, I have developed and tested useful tools for application in business practice.
After 13 years of technical and managerial responsibility in industry, I started my own business as a management consultant and interim manager at the age of 40 in order to bring my experience to companies and to further expand my knowledge.
Companies are dynamic and complex systems whose functioning cannot be understood by classical methods alone. In order to understand companies and to manage them in a system-oriented way, a balanced mix of classical and cybernetic methods is recommended.
As a member of the umbrella organization for German Interim Management (DDIM) and a member of the German Society for System Dynamics and the Society for Economic and Social Cybernetics (GWS), I bring both worlds together.