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Systemic Solutions Case History 2
Managing Families in Organizations © Martyn Carruthers

Online Systemic Coaching with Martyn Carruthers

PROJECT: Increase productivity and employee harmony
CLIENT: Construction Company (155 employees)
CONSULTANT: Martyn Carruthers
BENEFITS: Accelerate corporate expansion

BACKGROUND: This company originated as a building project between high-school friends. With excellent leadership and co-operation, this company became a leading construction organization, well positioned to become a primary provider over a large geographic region in Europe.

SITUATION: The director recruited employees mostly from friends and their families, and reported few communication difficulties in a productive workforce. The director knows most employees personally and the management team have worked together for about ten years. The company vision and values reflect family values.

The director wanted to accelerate corporate goals by increasing workplace harmony; and to increase the managerial and sales competencies of his employees.

: Company employees included four partial "families" (four groups of related people), including members of the director's family. The resulting corporate structure had some qualities and challenges of a small community.

GOAL DIAGNOSIS: The company could achieve it's next primary goal in five years at the current rate of growth; and in three years if the company regained its previous internal harmony and dynamism. Systemic planning exposed a need for a larger context for the company - the director had not defined a "vision" beyond the company's primary goal. Systemic goalwork identified an appropriate corporate vision and the key components of each step.

SOLUTION: Systemic coaching with the director provided a vision in which the company expanded to become a stable multinational organization. This vision required productive workplace harmony - which required quality working relationships between the director, his managers and key employees.

The director created a plan for increasing team productivity; and a logical sequence of discussions with key employees. Our systemic coaching prepared the director to dissolve and change ineffective relationship patterns:

  • Two "difficult" managers were related to the director's female executive assistant. Having been high-school friends, the director and executive assistant often communicated unprofessionally.
  • The director's mother and her partner were treated as "privileged employees".
  • A top manager seemed to withhold important information.

Practical and effective methods for increasing sales were also found. The director plans to provide regular systemic coaching for his managers and training for his employees.

NOTES: Following accurate diagnosis, solutions often appear obvious. One type of transference is to communicate as if both people were younger. Such communications between a manager and an employee can produce confusion, especially in an organization built on family values.

In a similar dynamic to recurring trans-generational patterns in family systems, relationships at work are unconsciously copied and adopted by new staff - whether desirable or problematic. Organizational performance is dependent on relationship management. Systemic Solutions accelerates both relationship clarity and performance.

Case History 1: Mentorship in Upper Management

Case History 3:Manage Conflict in Organizations

Case History 4: Entrepreneurial Management in a Bank

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Systemic Coach Training

Our systemic coaching applies the principles of systemic coaching in an effective telephone coaching, training and mentorship program. We coach and train people to coach and train new coaches and mentors, while resolving physical, emotional, mental, relationship and spiritual challenges.

Some of our Systemic Coaching Specialties

Control Workplace stress - forever Merging organizational cultures
Managing creativity and creative employees Managing and integrating refugees
Duplicating competence with Expert Modeling On-site coaching in challenging situations
Managing organizational conflicts In-house training for management development
Hiring, firing and inspiring employees Managing difficult employees
Downsizing and productivity Protect against Psychological Operations
Crisis and contingency planning Coaching and training in Central Europe
Corporate and organizational partnerships University, College and Systemic Education
Help people leave extremist organizations  

Our systemic coach training:

  • Systemic relationship diagnosis and guilt in Systems 1
  • Advanced goal definition and planning in Systems 2
  • Interactive metaphors and integrity in Systems 3
  • Interactive metaphors and integrity in Systems 3
  • Trauma and PTSD is covered in Systems 4
  • Contextual identity loss (relationship bonds) in Systems 5
  • Remedies for existential identity loss in Systems 6
  • Mentorship and inspiration is presented in Systems 7
  • Couple and Partnership Coaching in Systems 8
  • Team and Team Leader training in Systems 9
  • Systemic family Coaching in Systems 10
  • Specialty workshops to order

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Have You Suffered Enough?

 Where are you now? Understand your emotions, fixations and enmeshments
What do you hope for? Know your goals and stop sabotaging yourself
Do you feel resourceful? Learn to develop your inner resources
Do emotions block you? Relationship problems and mentor damage
Do your beliefs limit you? Change limiting beliefs and end dependence
Do you feel connected? Resolve identity issues to recover lost resources
Is your partner happy? Build healthy partnership (or separate peacefully)
Are your children healthy? Happy parents better manage family problems
Do you want team success? Team leaders and their teams develop together
Do you have complex goals? Specialty coaching, counseling & therapy

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