Think and act systemically

About Us

What kind of system do you want? 

We work together to design or redesign a future, strategy, plan, team, program, project, event, process, network, system, supply chain, organization, business venture, course, curriculum, or life. 

Our design intent is to encourage individual and organizational development through systemic thinking and action.  Simply, we help people think and act systemically.  Our approach and methods are from a systems perspective.  They are grounded in four systems principles, as articulated by Robert Flood and Mike Jackson:

  1. Think about and manage the whole.
  2. Achieve meaningful participation.
  3. Be reflective.
  4. Enhance human spirit and freedom.

While each individual and every organization are unique systems, they exhibit typical behavior patterns that can be understood and changed using one or more systems methods.  The behavior is in the system.  These methods manifest the systems principles and address the behavior patterns.  We generally use, adapt, or blend one or more methods in each engagement.  The methods we use include the following:

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Business Analysis
  • Design Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Future Search
  • General Systems Theory
  • Innovation Management
  • Organization Behavior
  • Organization Design
  • Organization Development
  • Organization Change Management
  • Public Life Studies
  • Scenario Planning
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • Strategy Maps
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Thinking Round Table (STRT)
  • Total Systems Intervention