Problems inside organisations often have their causes in the disrespect of the basic systemic principles in the present or past of the organisation, but also in paying insufficient attention to the organisation's environment and relations to other systems.
have shown themselves a very efficient intervention technique which saves time and money in business context because they enable a high degree of cognition in a very short time span. This cognition may relate to, for example, discovering obstacles within the system which may manifest as a failure, a decrease in productivity or sales, frequent conflicts within the team, management problems etc., and which have their internal causes in disrespect of basic systemic principles in present or past of the organization, but also in insufficient attention to outside factors and relations to other systems.
These constellations are also successfully used as a simulation technique for testing possible system responses, for example, during
- Choosing new coworkers or partners
- Placing products on the market
- Decision making with several options
- Development or change of strategy
- Designing company logo (elements, colors, shapes and symbols are set)
- Generating new idea or impulses
An especially interesting application of organizational constellations is with problems regarding family businesses. In family businesses the interests off two systems (family and business) often mix, and organizational structural constellations enable separating the subjects and functioning on both levels, which enhances order in both systems.
Constellations can be organized internally (within an organization) or externally (in another location). With participation of impartial representatives and can be set “blindly”, that is, none of the persons present except for the client(s) and the coach knows what it is about and who or what the representatives represent.