TheTask

Much of history involves the study of kings and their rule.  Many kings pass down their rule to family members.  Then the rule of the kingdom becomes known as a dynasty.  The Habsburg dynasty successfully existed for over 700 years.  It will be your task to determine why the Habsburg dynasty was so successful.  You will then apply what you have learned to a current day institution or business venture.  You should develop a list of characteristics that lead to successful management and leadership of an organization.  Within the group you work with, each participant will list characteristics for particular groups of people who were affected by Habsburg rule.  Charts will be constructed in order to share each individualís work.  Then a corresponding chart will be developed within your group showing a current day (existing) business or organization and how they could follow the model of Habsburg rule.  Finally, a chain of command chart will show the line of authority and decision making.