Towards Systemic Agency
Many change, leadership and OD programmes promise results they rarely deliver. Conventional interventions tend to focus on what is absent, not on what is present which means organisations miss the opportunity to make more of what they have.
Alternative approaches are needed to transform corporate investment into meaningful systemic benefits. In our experience, this means focusing less on driving people on command towards pre-ordained goals; and more on expanding their presence-in-action i.e. having the acuity, agility, fluency and artistry to take fit-for-purpose action amidst unpredictable, uncertain conditions – within the context of their roles and contributions to the organisation.
Expanding presence-in-action into the meta-capacity of Systemic Agency is vital for current and future leaders of any organisation. We support you to grow your own leaders from the inside of your organisation – just as we support individuals to grow their own Systemic Agency from the inside out!
The following slide show offers a visual representation of Systemic Agency which we define as: “reflexivity across scales, in space and time”. We do not attempt a complete exploration and explanation here – other than to say that the essence of reflexivity is embodied in our definition of “Presence-in-action” above.