An association, a company, a function, a team, a project; all of these are systems consisting of elements in relation to one another, with their organization, and with their own purpose.
Systemic Coaching emphasizes the importance of the connections between the elements: the ways in which the Client interacts with others and with his/her environment. We look at the system rather than a specific element out of its context.
The tools we use in Systemic Coaching help us to see the reality beyond the subjective point of view, a given role, or particular desires or interests, by including all of the system’s most important factors.
With a Systemic approach we look at the situation presented by the client and identify the key elements that characterize it. The next step is to recognize the reality of the situation as it is, beyond the habitual mental frameworks. Then we harmonize those key elements so that the system can function more smoothly. The goal is for the Coaching to produce ecological results: lasting and respectful of the needs and interests of all parties involved.
This approach makes the Coaching process more accurate and more effective, and allows you to discover new solutions more quickly and with a high level of inner alignment between the mental and the emotional levels.
Key ideas of Systemic Coaching
Systemic Coaching looks at the individual, the team, and the company as interconnected systems:
- The person is a system composed of mind, feelings and body. A person has values, abilities and expresses behaviours to pursue goals and manage relationships with others. Each person can participate in multiple systems (families, interest groups, associations, communities, etc.) on which they have an influence and which influence them in turn.
- The team is a formal entity characterized by individuals, skills, relational attitudes, norms and approaches to work; it is ignited by a purpose and guided by a leader who ensures its performance.
- The company is the set of people, organisations, and culture, taken as a whole, that contributes to the achievement of the overall result and is connected to a broader system involving different stakeholders: clients, suppliers, partners, distributors, institutions, etc.
Benefits of Systemic Coaching
Systemic Coaching allows you to understand and address the complexity of personal, relational and organizational issues in today’s business context.
In practice, it allows us to implement the following steps:
- Explore an issue, a project or an interpersonal relationship from a different perspective, to better see how things really are.
- Evaluate solutions related to strategy and business organization as well as projects and operational plans in order to successfully achieve the desired objectives, making sure they are “ecological” i.e. without unwanted side effects.
- Evaluate all possible options to make better decisions.
- Bring greater harmony to the system so that everyone can benefit.