Consultancy and project work is delivered by Andrew and is centred around systems, people and strategy, and the interaction of the three. Below are some examples of the type of projects and work undertaken but do feel free to contact us about anything which is not explicitly mentioned - Andrew loves a new and interesting challenge!
Click on the cornerstone icons next to the text to find out more about the background methodologies included in that type of work.
Systemic Analysis, Systems Development and Implementation
More than just Systems Analysis (click the Cornerstone for more info), this is an analysis of the non-linear networks of systems, people, and the operations they produce, followed by detailed strategic development and implementation.
This can include CRM and MIS system functions, team dynamics and structure, operating procedures, structural balance, information and material flows.
The products of the analysis can be 3D 'molecular' models, reports and/or presentations. The products of the development and implementation phases are better functioning, more efficient systems and operations with significantly improved team morale and staff retention. And usually a very large cost saving!
Too often, data and IT systems are developed in isolation from the people who will be using them and without including the team dynamics and operations in consideration of the 'hard' functionality and data structures. Andrew is a specialist in developing such systems holistically and achieving vast organisational improvements for clients. In fact, for several years, this was the only service which Systemic Creative provided and is the bedrock of the founding of the company.
Part of the wider service detailed above, We can build (or, better, support you to build) a 3 dimensional 'molecular' model of your organisation. Much more advanced and informative than an organogram, it includes information about weak links, blocks, flows and the relative isolation or connectedness of communities of practice. It's an intuitive, accessible format which can lead to "eureka" moments!
Systems and Project Evaluation
We all need to understand how our systems are working and what outcomes our projects are really delivering. Are they what was intended or have they become something different? A systemic perspective powerfully aids understanding in this regard can provide suggestions for change and improvement which are deeply insightful. We can work with you in this way to provide evaluation of projects, systems and procedures, including innovative aspects to reports and briefings such as causal loop diagramming and 3D structural modelling.
Training, Coaching and Mentoring
We can work with key people or groups within your organisation in a training, coaching or mentoring capacity. We can work 1:1, in teams, at work or in a classroom type or "away day" environment. We can build innovative programmes and interventions around the four Cornerstones and also around more standard management principles and topics but underpinned with a systems thinking modality, thus ensuring a more connected and thorough understanding.
Click here for more information about the core training programmes.
Team Inception, Orientation and Support
We can facilitate and support team induction, orientation, support and away days to help maximise performance and contribution. We use the same underpinning principles as our other work and incorporate particular training, support or information relevant to your organisation and goals for the day. These days are available for any level within an organisation, from front-line workers to senior management and executives. They are innovative, engaging and a long way from some of the clichéd and predictable programmes available under the heading "team-building"!
Recruitment and Assessment Centres
A conscious organisation, as described above, absolutely relies on having the right people in place. Using some highly innovative materials from the Systemic Creative Training Programme, and the principles on which it is based, We can support the development, delivery and facilitation of unique assessment centres to ensure you get the right people for the job. As an additional benefit, these events add significantly to your organisational reputation by ensuring that even unsuccessful candidates get something positive from the experience in return for the time they've devoted to the process.
Contacting and Contracting Systemic Creative
We can work with all types of organisation - small, medium, large, private, local authority, not for profit.... We can also sometimes do pro bono or special rate work for charities and community organisations, so do get in touch to enquire about this.
Please contact us with your thoughts on what you feel you, your team, your business or organisation needs and we will get in touch for a discussion on how we feel we can best support you.
We look forward to hearing from you!