Understand the System – Decide Forcefully

Constellations for Companies and Organisations

Organizational chart of a complex corporate structure

Dive deep into understanding the intricate dynamics of your organization through systemic constellations: Through this transformative approach, we shed light on hidden dynamics and systemic influences that impact your business success. With clarity gained from these sessions, you will make powerful decisions that drive meaningful change.

What are Organisational Constellations?

Organisational constellations are a powerful method to gain a deep understanding of the interaction of pressing influencing factors, relationship levels and patterns of action in companies and organizations. A constellation takes into account the relevant people, parts of the company and other influences and identifies the relevant dynamics (e.g. dependencies, relationships, interests, conflicts, etc.).

Particular strengths of systemic organizational constellations lie in

  • System Analysis – Which influences and interests are effective?
  • Analysis of the dynamics – Which dynamics result from the situation?
  • Searching for new solutions – How can I influence the dynamics?
  • Alternatives – Simulation of decision alternatives

An organisational constellation can give you new insights into the situation. In addition, a cost-effective and fast simulation of alternative scenarios in the installation format is easily possible. Situation analysis and decision simulation are the prerequisites for new solutions and powerful entrepreneurial decisions.

Gain a quick overview of complex interests, information overload and if you want to prepare for the reaction of others.

Organizational Constellations – Typical Topics

Organizational constellations are suitable for the system analysis and simulation of decision alternatives in companies and other organizations (public administrations, associations, clubs, churches, parties, etc.). The situation can be examined and alternative solutions can be considered and tried out.

Simulation of business decisions

  • Entrepreneurial decisions
  • Strategy and corporate direction
  • Restructuring issues / simulation of change
  • Market approach and marketing decisions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Post Merger Integration
  • Executive selection
  • Succession regulations (transfer of ownership / change of leadership)
  • Relationship with important stakeholders (customers / owners / supervisory board / employee representatives / trade unions etc.)
  • Family business: Effect of family dynamics on the business

Organizational constellations can be used to simulate decisions quickly and inexpensively.

Resolution of conflicts within the company / in the workplace

  • Internal conflicts and power struggles (with employees / colleagues / superiors)
  • Conflicts within a team or between departments
  • Conflicts with employee representatives
  • Cultural conflicts (e.g. post-merger integration or in relation to international entities)
  • Optimising your positioning and preparing for reactions from other people and parts of the company

Organisational constellations can position you optimally in conflicts and contribute to conflict resolution

Procedure for an Organisational Constellation

Step 1

Define Topic

  • A topic is defined from the point of view of a decision-maker (manager / owner etc.).
  • What would you like as a solution?
Step 2

Analyse Organisation

  • Identification of the essential relevant influencing factors
  • Lineup according to the inner picture (with figures or real representatives)
  • Analysis of emotional and relational impact factors
Step 3

Find Solutions

  • Reorganisation of the system towards good solutions
  • Simulation of possible decisions
  • Documentation of the solution image
  • Prepare decisions
Step 4

Decide, Plan & Implement

  • Make decision
  • Detailed planning for implementation
  • Tactical coaching to tackle obstacles

Organisational analysis for decision makers

Typically, an organisational constellation is made for decision-makers and executives. The area of the organisation that you can influence or are affected by is analysed.

After you have defined your concerns and outlined possible goals of the coaching process, the essential relevant influencing factors are identified together. This can include acting people and organisational units as well as elements such as customers, suppliers, owners, financiers, competitors, markets, etc.

You then choose representatives for those involved or for the organizational areas (e.g. departments, subsidiaries, committees, employee representatives, etc.) and set them up according to your inner picture. In constellation seminars or workshops, real people are used as representatives; in individual coaching, system figures are used for this.

In the next step, the situation in the organization is analyzed. The constellation process makes hidden dynamics between the participants and influencing factors visible (e.g. relationships, conflicts, leadership issues).

Optimal preparation of decisions

New solutions can be developed and tested on this basis. Your decisions are optimally prepared. You get clarity and can successfully implement decisions in the real world.

In further coaching, detailed plans can be developed. You can also prepare to tackle obstacles and resistance.