For his organizational work, Bernd Schmid developed concepts and approaches from a systemic perspective, integrating transactional analysis ideas as well as elements of the professional culture of transactional analysis (TA). These include dimensions of reality, such as organizational roles, structures, market dynamics, as well as technical and economic criteria in shaping prices.
Introduction to the Learning Conversations 2011 by Bernd Schmid. He gives an overview of all major TA concepts taught at isb Wiesloch.
By asking relatively simple questions one is able to find out things about the inner background images which act as force-fields and shape professional performance. The "theatre metaphor" can be used for an illustrative description of a person. The person's life-episodes are transformed into a "play", which enables us to put questions of personality into a framework of time and space. This enables us to differentiate different life-contexts in which the stages, stories, roles and interaction of the participants can be pinpointed.
The participants of the workshop establish a link between their personal professional development and the development of their team or company. To do this they intuitively activate their respective inner images in respect to the past, the present and the expected future. In dialogue with colleagues they exchange ideas on how their own motivation, needs and desires match the demands and development of their team or company.
Social systems develop realities which are sustained and made plausible by the fact that the people involved orientate themselves along the respective ideas about reality, be it on purpose or without purpose, be it with or without awareness.
Paper presented at the Congress of the German Society for Transactional Analysis, Norderney,
1980. In this paper, Bernd Schmid discusses the basic ideas of his report on 'Theory and Intuition'. He calls for a simple transactional analysis and for those who use it to possess a richly varied experience, to be intuitive, mentally differentiated and well trained.
In this paper, Bernd Schmid approaches the issue of being a man or a woman in the therapeutic system in terms of male or female personality, differences in being, identity, positions and perspectives of the self.
In this podcast Bernd Schmid talks about co-creative relationships and the power that lies within them.
In this podcast, Bernd Schmid presents the concept of "role" from a TA perspective.
Lecture by Dr. Bernd Schmid as part of the Learning Conversations in Oxford, 2011.
Lecture by Dr. Bernd Schmid (Oxford 2011)