How to make a more desirable place for everyone involved? A participatory approach to find identity and values offers a solution. It will unleash the creativity and resourcefulness that a group or team can bring from its heart and soul, in order to strengthen its identity.

Mapping social systems

What is needed is an approach to quickly find collective values and identities. Like making a ‘map’ of a team, organisation or city. These maps bring a collective understanding of the foundation of a group. Such an approach focuses on the whole system and helps organisations and communities to become aware of their inner strengths and capabilities.


Creating a MagicMap

Energy8 is a tool to find the identity and collective values in a blink. A web-based tool which creates social maps using the input of all people involved. A map of a social system will be drafted based on data collected in an online survey. In a colorful array, the values respondents considered important are categorized in eight archetypal identities. The dominating values are presented in both the genotype (backstage) and the phenotype (frontstage).

Collective action

Now there is a clear overview of what people consider important, they are invited in a workshop. There is an enormous power in a group of people becoming aware of their heart and soul. Participants are stimulated to define a list of ‘simple rules’ based on their shared identity and values. Simple rules which will inspire them to strengthen their identity and shared values.

‘For me and for the people within Selikor NV the Energy8 tool worked very effectively. In my experience there are few methods that can describe reality in such a creative way, covering all details in a realistic manner.’

Wesley Kook, Managing Director Selikor NV

Fast track - 3 hour workshop

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Collective identity and shared values in a blink.

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