Organization Compass

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The Organization Compass as a tool for a suitable navigation


The Organization Compass as a tool for a suitable navigation


In VUCA times a valuable answer to the need for orientation! The organizational compass serves as a basis for a reality check and the development of your company.

The goals of Birgitt Williams’ (*Trade Mark) Genuine Contact* Program* consulting approach are to help organizations to achieve a high degree of liveliness, unlock their full potential and focus all energies on a common, major task.
With the organizational compass as a helpful tool, an organization can be comprehensively identified and managed.
Its origin goes back to an ancient manual for human development ( “Medicine Wheel”).
It provides a framework of thought that reflects all the basic factors that determine the vitality of an organization and serves as a management tool for individual and collective transformation.

Used as a tool in the consulting process, it provides answers to what an organization wants to become and what sense it wants to serve.


The organizational compass can be used for analysis/diagnosis as well as for development and evaluation.
It makes statements on how stakeholders assess central issues of cooperation and how they should be in the future. Topics and complex issues are presented in a simple and well-structured way using this method. Strengths and development needs become visible, priorities are easier to set. The organizational compass is a dynamic navigation aid for a clear orientation of the attitude and concrete actions in the company.
The mutual consideration and recognition awakens the willingness and the need to do something, to put energy and strength into the development of unused potentials.

This puts the focus on the future.
A new culture is on the way.


With the help of a structured moderation the participants deal with the leading question “Where are we strong?” and formulate concrete answers to differentiating questions:

What does our organisation stand for?

Leadership: What are our values? What do we take responsibility for?

Vision/Strategy/Aims: What is our vision of the future for the organization? Which way leads us there? What are our short-, medium- and long-term goals?

Community: Which groups of people support us in fulfilling our tasks?

Management: Which structures and processes help us to fulfil our task? What resources do we need?

Relationships: How do we maintain relationships with the groups of people that are important for our task?

The participants then use the compass to examine the strengths of the organisation, evaluate the results, define the need for action and make initial suggestions for options for action.

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