Systemically – in dialogue – intercultural – process oriented



If we change an element in a system, the system as a whole will also change. This is why it is important for me to always look where my client in his or her organisation stands in the overall system, so that we can work out the impacts of possible changes together.


Several different actors will have several different interests and perceptions. These differences are commonly explored and assessed in a process of dialogue. At the centre of my approach is my desire to discuss things, to feel what the individual actors perceive and take note of the conclusions they draw. To me, a joint project incorporates entering a common process of learning even though different actors may have different interests.


Consultancy in other cultural contexts presupposes that one refrains from imposing one’s own cultural standards on these contexts. Even though organisational cultures may resemble each other world-wide in principle, their cultural peculiarities continuously demand that their essential distinctions be worked out. Various forces in civil society (governmental and non-profit) have to be considered in intercultural contexts as well.


What counts in planning a project is to have a vision without already having determined the individual steps to be taken. After each step, together with all those involved, one has to take a look what effects interaction and co-operation is having and what the next steps may be.