Our understanding of organizations is based on the findings of the Newer Systems Theory, co-founded by the renowned social scientist Niklas Luhmann.

We see organizations as a very specific type of social systems that has emerged as a result of social development over the past centuries. These are social entities that are constituted around the processing of social problems. In this sense, organizations are social systems that, for their self-preservation, constantly search for tasks, goals, and purposes which they can use for the continuation of their activities and which they change, if necessary, to ensure their own survival.

An organization only sees what it sees

Organizations do not see what they do not see.

Organizations as social systems provide solutions to problems outside themselves from which they derive the reason for their existence. This circumstance forces the organization to achieve a characteristic balance between what happens outside and what happens inside. To handle this internal and external distinction, organizations usually develop fixed boundaries. With the help of this demarcation, organizations create a protected internal space in which structures and processes, standards and routines, rules and norms are stabilized without the various environmental events having the potential to change this internal space.

Organizations are highly selective in their approach to external problems. To process information and make decisions they tend to use the observation and assessment patterns resulting from their previous learning experience. This can lead to a situation where changes in the relevant environments are not recognized in time and the organization experiences distress.

We strengthen your organization’s ability for self-renewal.

Consulting for the ability to change

In order to adequately understand and handle the internal complexity of organizations, the observable changes in relevant environments require new ways of thinking and innovative leadership concepts both from the organization and the management level.

With our understanding of organizations and our concept of foresighted self-renewal based on this understanding, we help to expose the “blind spots” of an organization, sharpen the company’s view of the relevant environments and reveal previously unrecognized opportunities, threats, and courses of action. In this way, we promote the ability and potential of the company to develop independently and proactively and to effectively deal with growing challenges.