The first training group System Dynamics in Organizations ever in this country just started. Eight very motivated participants. The CEO of a worldwide professional services firm is the case-giver. In 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 to evaluate the value of the systemic approach and the method of an organizational constellation.
As you understand we can not elaborate here in detail on the content of the issue and what the constellation showed in terms of dynamics and potential in which direction to proceed. As happens more in bigger and smaller organizations, progress requires to face giving up precious assets, like social status, security and so on. The division that contributed most to the company needs acknowledgement for their role, in order to be willing to cooperate into the future. And the main question the constellation shows is if an upgrade and alignment of the present organization will be enough to face the changing market, or is a more transformative process necessary 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 the insights 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 you be disturbed!’
Jan Jacob Stam