The foundation of systemic phenomenological work


6 November 2017| Organizational Constellations, Societal


The first training group for System Dynamics in Organizations ever in this country has just started. There are eight very motivated participants. The CEO of a worldwide professional services firm is the one presenting a case. Despite his busy schedule, he manages to reserve two hours to work on a crucial issue related to the future of his organization.

He is also interested in evaluating the value of the systemic approach and the method of an organizational constellation.

As you understand, we can not elaborate in detail on the contents of the issue and what the constellation showed in terms of dynamics and potential, and in which direction to proceed. As happens more in bigger and smaller organizations, progress requires giving up precious assets, like social status, security and so on. The division that contributed most to the company needs to be acknowledged for their role, in order to be willing to continue cooperating in the future. And the main question the constellation brings up is whether an upgrade and alignment of the present organization will be enough to deal with the changing market, or whether a more transformative process is necessary to develop into a next version of the company?

The CEO, all the time taking notes, declares how much and how precise the representatives have shown the dynamics in his company and how valuable the insights are that he is getting out of it.

Most touching and encouraging for the participants of this training group are his last words to them: “Thank you all so much. How it works, I don’t know. I am not a believer. But this is very valuable. Go on learning this and don’t let yourself be disturbed!”

Jan Jacob Stam

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