Social engineering is the art of influencing social dynamics. We design frameworks
for action in social undesirable situations. We broaden the social license to operate
in Company Community relationships, design CSR projects or guide strategic management
in the boardroom towards frameworks for action and negotiation during deadlocks.
We find ways to influence the dark side of phenomena as corruption, nepotism and
polarization. Our unique point is that we make sure the action frameworks are seamlessly
fitting the situation. Often we are asked: "Why have these people an open eye for
what you are suggesting?"
The social engineers within Stillare work towards a deep understanding of the situation
by combining the perspectives of all stakeholders with assessments of political and
social history, large scale psychology, sociology and economics. Based on life circumstances
and current and practical day to day life we determine and often execute interventions
that fit the reality of the situation.
On our programme pages you can find examples: television programmes for decreasing
polarization, city diplomacy to strengthen neighbourhoods against violence, urban
planning for safety, policy frameworks on transparency, greening deserts to undermine
Deeply felt differences
Mediation is often part of the intervention-set but is not sufficient for the deeply
felt differences in complex social dynamics. We therefore create an above laying
narrative that is acceptable and often desirable for all the stakeholders. The new
narrative creates a new domain, a new playing ground in which each stakeholder can
find profit. Each stakeholder finds itself besides its comfort zone for a bit. When
all stakeholders prefer the new profit above the old situation they find new ways
to relate to each other. When they restore their balance new social dynamics between
the stakeholders is the result.
Often we are asked: “Why do these people have an open eye for what you are suggesting?”,
or simply “How did you do it?”. Stillare engineers are no wizards, we just work on
sound understanding of the drivers that shape reality and profound understanding
of what is and what can be done.