The Laske Social Science Archive gathers Otto Laske’s writings on organizations written between 1999 and 2019, many of which have retained their value vis a vis new fashions of management thinking. Its sections are numbered chronologically. The Archive makes available both texts and slides, the latter for pedagogical purposes. The articles gathered are bundled according to topic. They can be downloaded free of charge.
Archive IV gathers explanatory as well culture-critical papers on CDF as an empirically grounded epistemology (theory of knowledge), including Wikipedia articles on CDF in English, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, and comprehensive introductions to CDF for diverse audiences. There are also articles on work design and shared leadership seen from a perspective of CDF, including an article on developmental listening as the crux of using CDF expertly. Learning such listening by itself leads to a revolution of thinking, not only about the social world, but about the ‘real world’ as well.
CDF as an Empirical Epistemology
Comprehensive Introductions to CDF (for diverse audiences)
CDF as a Methodology of Work Design and Leadership Development
Those who think monologically rather than dialogically and dialectically — which is the case for the majority even of ‘developmental researchers’ — are destined to miss that the crux of CDF is listening, either social-emotional or cognitive. Developmental listening above all requires listening to oneself in real time which is best learned by very closely listening to others with structural intent. Whoever misses the CDF requirement of listening, thus of internal dialogue, is likely to reduce it to a mere assessment tool, which it is only secondarily. In the following article, the reader finds an exhortation to learn to listen.