The Nine Domains Systems Approach

The Enneagram can be used for understanding whole teams and organisations, irrespective of individual types involved.

The Nine Domains Approachsm is Don Richard Riso’s last major development from his insights in to the Enneagram system, and a major contribution to personal and organisational development. It looks at what are the overarching principles that lay behind the Nine Enneagram Personality Types (fig16, the Enneagram Symbol has been superimposed for  your convenience and understanding)

The Nine Domains Approachsm  is a fresh way to work with groups as the specific, living, changing organisms that they actually are, not as generic entities.

It is an approach that recognises nine fundamental elements that must be present and in balance for a system to survive and thrive. Thus it can be a way of charting any task, project or aspect of human nature (see chart1)

Organisational Change

Traditional considerations for solving team issues tend to become workable lists based on personal history, limitations and biases. The 9D approach rebalances the human tendency to emphasize certain components of a situation while minimising or ignoring others.

Don Riso's; The Nine Domains of Being

The value to business arises from findings that can be applied objectively & quickly, across the range of an entire group of any size. Solutions can be designed which are highly specific for the group(s) or relationships involved.

Benefits include more coherent relationships leading to meaningful working practices.

In combination with the Levels of Development – here called the Levels of Functioning; we can map via a TOLATsm  Survey, what is missing from a  team or organisation, what is not functioning well and becoming disruptive or even what is just not being addressed – thus undermining the wholeness and completeness of the team or organisation.

The Riso-Hudson tradition of profound insights, creative thinking, clear writing, and engaging teaching are carried forward by the Nine Domains Group (Monika Adelfang, Barry Coltham, Joni Peddie, and Joyce Stenstrom). The Original Website has been removed, but you can still review the original website material on the archive*/