5th International DOM Conference, Sep 29-30, 2011 Driving Desired Futures

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Driving Desired Futures: How the New Emerges in Organizations
DOM5 continues the successful debates on establishing desired futures by focusing now on the sense-making process of visions within organizations. That is to say, whereas the previous conference discussed possible modes of creating respectively envisioning desired futures (e.g., by the help of design), this time we are going to try to give answers to the question of how new ideas about and organizations future become an issue that is given strategic attention. Hence, we are not aiming towards discussions about how ideas about desired futures get decided, nor about how decisions related to these ideas are implemented and what impacts they have, but rather how they come to be an issue in the first place. How do individuals achieve credibility for new ideas in established social systems; what enhances the ability to understand new things to become shared more likely within a group; and, what triggers top manager’s attention to allocate resources on something new among a wide variety of potential strategic issues?
 
To answer these questions we will look at three closely interrelated but disciplinary distinct key aspects: First, on social constructivism to elaborate how social phenomena—in particular the emergence of something new—develops in social contexts; second, on interaction design to understand what operative variables or designs of social interactions support interpretations of novel concepts; and finally, on organizational behavior and psychology to apprehend how organizations respectively their members try to make sense of their environment(s). Accordingly, speakers from the field of philosophy, design, communication, organizational behavior and psychology will join the conference:

Andrew Bullen (Consultant for media and strategy, NL), Prof. Dr. Louise Connell (University of Manchester, UK), Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, I), Prof. Dr. Manfred Fassler (University Frankfurt, D), Prof. Dr. Steven Floyd (University St. Gallen, CH, and McIntire School of Commerce, Virginia, US), Dr. Daniela Freudenthaler (Austrian Business School, A), Cheryl Heller (Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation, SVA, New York, US), Dr. Bernhard Krusche (Management Centre X, Berlin, D), Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho (Humbold University Berlin, D), Bettina Maisch (Stanford University, California, US), Prof. Dr. Bolko von Oetinger (WHW Otto Beisheim School of Management, D) Prof. Dr. Paul Pangaro (Technology Executive, Professor of Cybernetics, US), Prof. Dr. Charles Petrie (Stanford University, California, US), Dr. Steve Sassen (KODAK, US), Stefan Wiltschnig (Copenhagen Business School, DK), Dr. Sonja Zillner (Siemens, D) read more

Conference interpretation between English and German available.

 The Ars Electronica Center, Linz, the Management Centre X, Berlin, and the Austrian Business School are collaborating partners.

As always, all sessions will be covered in a book published by Birkhäuser/ Princeton University Press, Basel/ New York), who successfully published previous DOM books. For your information: The first edition of our last book on DOM4 had been sold within less than a year and was permanently listed in top positions at AMAZON TOP 100 Bestselling books ranking.

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