Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NLP and Systems thinking

NLP is a methodology for training, coaching and improving communication. 
It was developed in the 70's at the University of California (Santa Cruz), by founders John Grinder and Richard Bandler.

 They built further on the work of Gregory Bateson, Milton Erickson, Noam Chomsky and others.
 NLP practitioners consider NLP as an eclectic psychology, a partnership between different models and techniques of therapy and communication. 

Over time, more NLP was developed to be used in all personal and organisational disciplines, where communication is important. Robert Dilts, Stephen Gilligan can be named as a few key developers.

In summary:

 - The first generation of NLP is the work of Bandler and Grinder till the early 80's.
Focus was on the individual:cognitive brain skills and techniques at the level of behavior and abilities. 
- In the mid 80's  the second generation of NLP has been developed, with more emphasis between "myself and the other":the somatic brain at the level of values ​​and beliefs.
 - The third generation (around 2000) also deals with themes such as identity, vision and mission.It  is the larger view (system) which is important, with a focus on  inter-relationship of the parts of the system and their interactions
It also involves the larger systems such as families, organizations and cultures in the change.

Here we come now to the definition of systems and systems thinking:

The meaning of the word system is reflected in the Greek Systema, that "organic whole" means. The systemic view see system parts that are interrelated and also takes into account the quality and perception of the observer.

"A system is the whole  components which are connected to each other by a network of relations".

Systems thinking is a method to better deal with the complex relationship that exists between systems, their ecology and their components.People are part of larger social systems,but also the inner human processes and subsystems are systemically interrelated.

 For in the words of Robert Dilts (founder of Systemic NLP) to say: 
"As Systemic NLP Practitioners we are able to change the behavior of systems with minimal interventions, and  working at different levels: identity, values ​​and beliefs, ability, behavior and environment. 
And with "systems" we mean both people, their programs, their beliefs, their skills and the systems in which people move: social systems such as relationship, family and organization's. "

With NLP ,you convince people, you communicate better and you will reach your goals faster.

- With systems thinking you will  create improvements with a strong leverage effect.

Combine them to make a powerful influence on your company, team and people. 

Learn how systems (organizations, teams, employees) can be influenced and controlled with NLP and systems thinking. 

More influence with NLP:
With NLP you can discover what is going on in people as they communicate and decide, and how you can influence decisions. 
 You become more effective by taking over successful strategies and behavior of others . 
 And you learn how the interactions within an organization or team can be navigated.

More insight with Systems Thinking: 
 With systems thinking you dig deeper in  the dynamics of systems, companies, teams and events.
 Many people look only at behavior or events, a system thinker try to discover trends and to predict  such events.  
With systems thinking you dive deeper, you discover the cause of behavior or events and will understand and manage better the complex problems.


With Systemic NLP you can:

* Adjust businesses and organizations in a sustainable way  .
* Better understand what clients and colleagues really mean.
* See what intentions they have.
* Create more support for openness and understanding.
* Quickly get a grip on what people boaters.
* Motivate people strongly.

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