What is the benefit of the OSTO System Model?

The System Model is a methodically structured, objective process for diagnosing an organisation as a whole. At the same time, it forms the basis for the search for levers to control the redesign, i.e. the transformation, of a company.

It is a very customer-centred model, covering all aspects of organisational development. In this way it serves to diagnose all types of organisation in all sectors – from small operations to large groups.

The OSTO System Model describes the existentially vital anchor points of a system in its environment. Beyond the pure purpose of the business, the OSTO System Model also captures the cultural circle in question and the social situation in which an organisation is embedded.

The OSTO System Model is the only model of its type that places (system) behaviour within an organisation in direct relation to desirable and undesirable outputs. Through reverse diagnosis, the OSTO System Model thus allows the discovery even of unconscious strategies and goals – starting from the visible outputs and modes of behaviour. Thanks to this process, the predominating patterns within an organisation can be recognised – making it an ideal tool for cultural diagnosis.

The management of complex organisations is made clear in concrete terms through the networked consideration of their interior design components – each change to a component in an organisation always has an effect on all other components in the system. Gaining consciousness of these interactions is not easy for organisations. But the OSTO System Model is a good tool for achieving just this.

When compared to rigid models, the OSTO System Model has the great advantage of depicting organisations as living organisms or systems that adapt flexibly to changing situations. For example, the Model maps open systems that are controlled by permanent feedback. Thanks to its systemic character, the OSTO System Model is not limited to Tayloristic, division-of-labour structures (e.g. organisational structure and process models).

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