The Process

Participants in Habsburg Inc. will carefully analyze the rule of the Hapsburgs and apply what they learn to a current business or organization. The steps they will follow are

  1. You will be assigned to a team of four students.  Each student will be given one of the following roles (a) dynastic ruler, (b) clergy, (c) nobility, (d) subject.
  2. Once you've been assigned a role, gather research on your assignment.

a)      Look at a few websites, looking for information and making notes on your role











b)      Fill in your assigned page for the “Habsburg Roles” handout.

  1. Discuss your assigned role with your group.  Explore with your group the ways the different roles fit together and interact with one another in promoting the success of Habsburg rule.  It may be a good idea to make a few notes about the conclusions you reach.
  2. As a group, select or create a business or organization that you think models well the principles you have learned about Habsburg rule.  Fill in the right side of the “Habsburg Roles” handout with information for a position in the business that corresponds to the role you researched for the Habsburg Dynasty.
  3. Discuss with your group the ways the roles will fit together in your business organization.  Fill in the “Habsburg Chain of Command” chart and the “Organization/Business Chain of Command Chart”.  Observe the parallels between the two charts.



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