Grundlagen potenzial-orientierter Unternehmen: Einleitung in Dialektisches Denken in Organisationen

Attached to this blog, the reader will find a set of slides presented in a workshop held in Vienna, Austria, in February of 2019, for a company called Four Dimensions Consulting. It was the purpose of the workshop to introduce a German-speaking audience to the cognitive-developmental dimension of organizational work, especially team work. The workshop introduced participants to methods of cognitive interviewing associated with DTF, Laske’s Dialectical Thought Form Framework of 2008. The focus of the workshop was shedding light on the close interweaving of the social-emotional and cognitive strands of adult development over the life span. The immediate pragmatic focus was assistance in learning about the four moments of dialectic and their associated thought forms.

The workshop’s Table of Contents is the following:


Einleitung in das Entwicklungsdenken

Teil Eins : Die interne Struktur von

Teil Zwei : Im dialektischen
Denkformrahmen arbeiten

Teil Drei : Methodologische Grundlagen des
kognitiven Interviews

Teil Vier : Einfuehrung in die Praxis des
kognitiven Interviews

Anhang A: Die vier Manager

Anhang B: Dialektik in Bildern erkennen

Kurze Bibliographie

Komplexes Denken Wien def3 2019

Author: Otto Laske

I am the founder and director of IDM, the Interdevelopmental Institute. My background is in philosophy, psychology, consulting, and coaching based on developmental theory to which I have mightily contributed myself. See the blogs at