Accessing Relationship Systems Intelligence with Constellations
Each of us is a member of complex relationship systems - at work, at home and in our communities. Just as emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and social intelligence is the ability to empathise and communicate with another individual, relationship systems intelligence is the ability to view a team or group as a unified whole and to work directly with that whole system rather than with a group of individuals.
In this session, we will use a relationship systems coaching technique called constellations to listen to the ‘voice of the system’ which is created by everyone who attends the session, so we can explore together how comfortable we are in working with conflict.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Overview of emotional, social and relationship systems intelligence, and the value of viewing a relationship system as a separate entity to the people in that system (10 minutes).
Exercise using constellations to explore some agile-related topics through ‘the voice of the system” formed by everyone who attends (30 minutes).
Debrief and actions (5 minutes).
You will learn a highly engaging technique to explore how a team thinks and feels about a particular topic.
This is a great tool for retrospectives and team start-ups, but you can use it any time you want to reveal the diversity of positions within the group without needing everyone to speak.
Agile coaches, scrum masters, managers, and anyone who wants to learn an engaging technique to reveal how a team or group feels about any topic.
Prerequisites for Attendees
There are no prerequisites for this session.