The Habsburg dynasty existed in the center of Europe from 1282 to 1918.  Located in Austria, it endured for centuries, while other rulers came and went.  Many of today’s businesses are organized in the same ways that traditional monarchies were.  In this webquest you will liken the Habsburg monarchy to a business model for today’s world. 

Successful businesses and organizations are structured for efficiency and power.  As you contemplate entering the world of work, it is a good idea to carefully examine the structures and centers or power in order to participate in and effective and useful organization, be it non-profit or profit.  Why and how were the Habsburgs successful?  Why and how can organizations be successful today?