The Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACTTM)

The Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACTTM) helps organizations, teams and individuals leverage the Power of Polarities to achieve superior business results.

Our PACTTM offerings comprise the following:

Polarity Programs

The Polarity Foundations Program helps build foundational knowledge, skills and experience in the (PACTTM) process. This 2-day program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

• Clearly understand and describe what polarities are and how they work in human systems
• Distinguish problems to solve from polarities to leverage
• Become familiar with common polarities in business
• Learn and apply the 5-step S.M.A.L.L. process for leveraging polarities:
Seeing - appreciate complex challenges and opportunities and see more of the whole reality. Recognize when one or more underlying polarities are impacting the work you are doing
Mapping - identify your desired results, values, and fears related to your most strategic Polarities with the Polarity Map©. Identify the “upsides” and “downsides” of each pole – what you will achieve by managing it well and what will happen if you manage it poorly.
Assessing - use the Polarity Assessment to gather information from key stakeholders, team members, employees, etc.
Learning – make meaning from assessment results, gaining insight into current strengths and vulnerabilities
Leveraging – develop quality Action Steps and measurable Early Warnings to help achieve your preferred future faster and more sustainably
• Learn how to apply the “getting unstuck and off the hook” process
• Apply the PACTTM in an Action Learning Project

Consulting Services

We use the Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACTTM) to help organizations, teams and leaders shift their mindset from seeing all difficulties as problems to solve to a mindset that recognizes some difficulties as polarities to manage. This approach enables them to use the tensions and trade-offs that arise in their strategic and operational planning as levers for faster and more sustainable change. There is significant competitive advantage for leaders, teams or organizations that can distinguish between a problem to solve and a polarity to manage and are effective with both.