Organisations are ‘living systems’ which are as complex as the people that make them up. Human beings are much more than just physical beings; our mind, body and spirit are inter-related in complex ways.
Organisations are ‘socio-technical systems’; they comprise people in all their complexity as well as structures, facilities, processes and procedures. It is the intentions and actions of people which bring to life the inert organisational structures and processes.
Organisations are best understood as ‘complex adaptive systems’. The patterns of interaction and feedback between elements in the system can lead to unexpected reactions. The system as a whole and the components within it have to constantly adapt and respond to internal and external changes.
Organisations have their equivalent elements expressed by our Tricord model.
“We all found your work with us very helpful and positive and it has helped set us on a strong course to get the structure into better shape.”
Melanie Sirotkin, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Tameside and Glossop
More on Our Approach
The Tricordant Approach
Our approach has developed through gathering a body of transformation expertise in organisation design and development.
Organisations increasingly deal with complexity; global working, and networks full of contradictions and fast-emerging changes.
The Tricord describes the aspects of an organisation that need to be aligned and in balance for the whole to be healthy.
We work with you to clarify your transformation needs. We co-design the change process with you, bringing our approach, tools and experience.
Whole Work Teams
Whole work is highly efficient and effective in achieving its purpose, serving customer needs and providing meaningful employment.