Organisations are open systems: permeable, unpredictable, connected. Goals are contingent and negotiated. Stakeholders matter. Organisations get a little fraught at times, but they are how we do things best. Systemic processes can help us to see and respond consciously to what limits us, whether from within, in stakeholder relationships and beyond.
Using constellations, we helped a Board of Medical Professionals reframe their relationship to South Africa’s health needs. We’ve helped employees of a large mining company better understand the dynamics of their housing policies. A multinational consumer goods company found it easier to reflect on its cultural barriers to change. A local not-for-profit understood why their vision was not doing its job. We explored the food-water-energy nexus with stakeholders from government, NGOs and business. And more.
Ignoring dynamics, complexity and tricky relationships invites them to assert themselves at the least convenient time.