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Methods

Excellent quality in my work is important to me. My approach and methods are based on research and scientific findings in the following fields:

Positive Psychology

„The lense through which your brain sees the world shapes your reality.“

Shaun Achor

Positive Psychology is the science of success. Both in research and practice, it deals with the conditions, effects and interactions that enable the best possible development of individuals, groups and organizations. Since people are highly complex, the context in which change occurs always remains a focal point. At the same time, Positive Psychology knows that organizational context and culture are always shaped by people. Positive Psychology goes beyond happiness research. It deals with resilience, mindfulness, positive and negative feelings, creativity and optimism.

Resilience

„Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.“

Patricia Buckley

Resilience is the capacity of individuals and systems to successfully deal with strenuous situations. People who have inner strength and resistance and who deal with conflicts and crisis in a solution-oriented way, recover faster. This applies to individuals, teams, projects and organizations alike. Science of resilience shows that we can train inner strength and stamina, learn to get over hardships and draw long-term energy out of success.

Systemics

„Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.“

Leonardo da Vinci

One aspect of systems science is constructivism, i.e. the belief that every individual creates their own reality and understanding of the world. By communicating we align our worldview with those of other people so that joint planning and action can take place. When individuals and organizations change their worldviews, they also change their behavior.

Another aspect of systemics is the insight that complex, dynamic systems do not respond to linear and logical approaches. Within a certain degree of complexity, systems react chaotically. Organizations are such complex systems. Attempts to change their behavior with linear and logical methods are rarely successful. This is one of the reasons why top-down consulting and change alone often yield limited results.

However, the complexity of systems does not mean that every attempt to influence them is in vain. Systemics allow to handle complex phenomena of human life and cooperation and to develop a sustainable method.