Organisations are open systems: permeable and unpredictable. Stakeholders matter. Stuff happens. Organisations can be fraught at times, but they are how we get big things done. At some stage, every organisation encounters barriers to progress or uncertainty about the next step. Turning these into insight requires perspective. Systemic constellations is a methodology that can provide this perspective quickly and effectively.
A constellation is useful when there is something specific we want to explore, achieve or enquire about. The facilitator will begin by deepening understanding of the system. Once the relevant elements of the system are revealed, relationships can be represented and small experiments or probes help to explore what shifts or resources might bring greater ease, movement or resolution.
Using systemic constellations, Incite facilitators helped a Board of Medical Professionals reshape their relationship to South Africa’s health needs. We helped the relevant manager of a large mining company better understand the tensions arising from their housing policy. A multinational consumer goods company used a constellation to reflect on the barriers to change in its culture. A local not-for-profit understood why their vision was not working. We explored the food-water-energy nexus with stakeholders from government, NGOs and business. And more.
Constellations do not replace engagement with your stakeholders. But they do provide a safe space to explore the dynamics of relationships and how actions or interventions (such as new products, policies or positions) might impact them.
Constellations can be facilitated for individuals or teams, on-line or off-line. Please contact Nicola at email@example.com for more information.