We support people and organizations provoking individual and collective potential through our “learning by exploring” approach, applied systems thinking as main theoretical basis and co creation tools (i.e. social labs, appreciative inquiry, storytelling, reciprocity ring) as main methodological approach so as to facilitate collaboration, innovation and well-being. Systems thinking have grown a lot during the last decades because it offers people, organizations and society a way to approach complex problems effectively. Systemic thinking is holistic and synthetic approach versus reductionistic and analytic thinking. Analytic thinking attempts to understand a system (i.e. organizations, teams, social context) by breaking it into its smaller parts and studying these parts in isolation. Systems Thinking is about asking different kinds of questions that challenge dysfunctional cognitive patterns, about making our hidden assumptions visible, bringing both the short- and long-term dimensions into our shared conversation and about tapping into the intelligence and wisdom within our organizations so as to ultimately, improve the quality of our decisions in organizations and society.
Learning and experimentation
We adopt and adapt emerging ideas, engage in creative experimentation, seek feedback from the world around us, while purposely embracing mistakes and challenges as opportunities to learn and develop new skills and competencies.
We acknowledge the wholeness/connectedness of societal, organizational and human life: their cognitive, emotional, personal, as well as the, relational and systemic dimensions.
Communicating with less friction across organizational and societal lines, in ways that distribute and improve access to knowledge and innovation among stakeholders..
Transformative change & scaling up
We need and strive to bring into being new values, practices and cultures that challenge common dysfunctional assumptions and practices in organizations and society. We strive to move from building islands of innovation, to communities of practice to nurture systems of influence and common growth.
We are a growing team of professionals/ consultants and social scientists with background in the corporate, academic and not-for-profit sector that set the conditions for organizations, public services and civil communities to grow, innovate and create sustainable impact for people, organizations and society.
Konstantinos Papachristopoulos (Ph.D, CPhychol) has worked for Local Authorities, Developmental Agencies, NGOs, consultancy firms, employment/innovation centers and academic/adult education institutions since 2002. He has provided lectures & workshops in courses/themes such as organizational psychology/behavior, human resources management and he has facilitated numerous workshops of employees and students for team building, conflict management, social skills and social innovation (i.e. Citylabs). He has been the scientific coordinator for more than 15 research and development projects and has participated in working groups of at least 30 European Programmes. He is an Expert in ESCO, Council of Europe (Intercultural Cities Network) and Culture Programme in European Commission.
Kostas is a scientific expert in collective leadership and innovation initiatives, project development and idea generation and he is obsessed working with teams in organizations to bring innovation and positive social impact in life. He has completed undergraduate studies in Psychology and Business Administration, postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management (M.Sc.), Counselling and Guidance (M.A.), Cultural Organizations Management (M.Sc.) and holds a Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology. Kostas has been a trainee of Athenian Institute of Anthropos (AKMA) for the last 6 years. Curiosity, observation and action have been the lodestars of Kostas's journey till now while Alexia and Zoe are his projects for life..
The primal scene of morality . . . is not one in which I do something to you or you do something to me, but one in which we do something together. Christine Korsgaard