Managers and consultants consistently note that much of what has been planned is not implemented and that on the other hand other things that were not planned successfully emerge. The driving forces for innovation are for the main part hidden in the tacit knowledge of organizations. This is where Management Constellations come into place. They permit to gather information that is otherwise not immediately accessible. When it comes to making critical decisions there is hardly any tool that is so quick and accurate in pointing to the relevant factors. Furthermore various alternative actions can be simulated to evaluate the potential effects.
This book is aimed at managers and consultants, who want to break new ground in developing the potential of their organization. In the first part the authors present the theoretical background of the methodology. Part two is meant as a field book for the practitioner who wants to integrate the method into his work as consultant or manager.
Gunthar Weber states in his preface:
“There are a remarkable number of things that I like in this book: It is compact and manageable so it can be read even by busy people. The authors present the contents in a well-structured and differentiated way with clear and vivid case-studies. …
The approach of Management Constellations and Organizational Constellations is still in the phase of development despite having been successfully tried and tested over the last few years. … This book could contribute to it being, in my opinion, currently the best introduction not only to management constellations but to organizational constellations in general. Therefore it deserves to command widespread attention and I very much wish that it will get it.”
Wiesloch, July 2010