What does systemic organizational consulting mean?

Organizational Consultancy means a professional, contractually regulated technical or process consultation of organizations through external individual consulting or consulting firms. Systemic consulting is primarily about strengthening the resources and competencies of the organization to be consulted for the purpose of establishing sustainable solutions involving employees and the ability to provide solution-oriented learning. In contrast to the content-oriented classic consulting approach of expert advice, systemic consulting is predominantly process-oriented.

Consequently, systemic interventions in organizational consulting are targeted communication in organizations. We regard organizations as social systems and the entire process of counseling is methodically reflected and guided by modern systemic theories. The systematic approach helps us to understand the various interactions and dependencies in organizations that arise through people working in teams and interacting directly with each other. These relationships are made transparent through the systemic organizational consulting approach. This in turn creates the opportunity for reflection and solution-oriented learning. Only a learning organization, in which the employees are enabled by appropriate process consultation they are able to develop their own solutions, have the best prerequisites for a healthy corporate culture in which changes can be successfully implemented in the long term.

Reasons for organizational consulting in business can be:

  • Placement and Anchoring a vision
  • Implementation of a new corporate strategy
  • Cost reduction programs
  • Reorganization and restructuring
  • Merger & Acquisition, post-merger integration
  • Process optimization
  • Cultural change
  • Introduction of teamwork and agile work

By Klaus Mayerhanser

Executive Search Consultant for Telecommunications, IT & Consumer Electronics

Klaus Mayerhanser is a founding partner and Managing Director of DELTACON Executive Search. With his team, he is responsible for the telecommunications, information technology and consumer electronics sectors and heads our office in Munich. In addition to his Executive Search Consulting activities, he has ten years of operational management experience in sales and marketing functions within the ICT industry.