3 Reasons Why A Relational Organizational Gestalt (ROG) Approach Is More Effective Than A Traditional One:


1. It’s agile, not fixed.

The fields of Organizational Development and Change are growing increasingly complex. A more flexible, agile approach is needed to “tackle the uncertainty and uniqueness of emergent change situations”.

One-size-fits-all methodologies no longer work to manage complex change.

2. It’s supportive, not manipulative.

Guided by The Paradoxical Theory of Change (Beisser 1970), it aims to supports others to become “who they already are by dropping futile efforts to become who they aren’t, and probably never can be”. Moreover, “Gestalt treats human complexity as an asset to be harnessed.”

No manipulation, no resistance.

3. It’s holistic and relational, not partial or disconnected.

Influenced by Gestalt theory & practice, it also incorporates relevant principles from philosophy (Dialogue) and Organizational Development (Systems Theory).

Above all, it’s an approach which is anchored in a firm understanding of human functioning with a strong emphasis on our interconnectedness (Self-Other-Situation):