Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

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About Solution Focus

Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what's wanted (not what's wrong), what's going well (rather than what's gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.

This group was formed in 2002 and has held international conferences every year since, attracting participants from over 20 countries. We have also held three summer universities and events in Japan (J-SOL) and North America. Read about the SOLWorld charter, past SOLWorld events, the Steering Group and the innovative and effective way that SOLWorld operates. To find out more about the Solution Focused approach, Jumpstart into SF. To start finding your way around, read about making the most of SOLWorld.


Did you know? Facebook and LinkedIn

on Facebook there are several groups where SOLworld is present:Group: SOLworld - Sharing and Building Solution Focused Practice in Organisations…Continue

Started by Katalin Hankovszky in SF practice Feb 16.

Swiss SF-Symposium, Lake Lucerne, May 28./29 2015: Registration is opened (use early bird!)

As this symposium is in German language the following text is in German:Unter dem Titel:"Lösungsorientierte Zukunft: der Dreh zur Vielfalt"widmet sich die 3. Tagung des Netzwerks für…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in Conferences and events Jan 14.

Using a "SolutionStage" for developing a strategy in a big IT company

The challenge:A department specialised on data warehousing with 40 people working there, of an IT service provider with over 2000 employees had to define the future service strategy. In this…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in SF Success Stories Jan 12.

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!

A very happy and inspirational 2015 !!Please enjoy: Playing for Change, Episode 101: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! at you are…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

Summer retreat in Hungary in 2016 July?

SF people from Slovakia, Romania and Hungary would like to invite you to a Central European Summer retreat again in July 2016: most probably to an island in the Danube, close to Budapest, in the…Continue

Started by Eniko Tegyi in Conferences and events Dec 10, 2014.

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Marco Zanconi updated their profile
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"WOW, what a description of SF! beutiful :) welcome to this community!"
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Hans-Peter Korn added a discussion to the group Solution Focused Project Management

No Projects - Beyond Projects

Since a couple of years I hear more and more voices doubting that projects are a very useful way of work in many situations.One of this voices is Allan Kelly. He says: Using the language, terminology and mindset of projects to discuss something that is inherently not a project creates conflict, confusion, short-termism and sets inconsistent goals. Controlling these conflicts requires manager intervention. The two models conflict and increasingly create problems.When project thinking is to the…See More
Mar 12
Hans-Peter Korn replied to Hans-Peter Korn's discussion Solution Focused Agility in Projects and Management in the group Solution Focused Project Management
"In the last 7 years - since the start of this discussion in this group - an overwhelming mass of literature, seminars, conferences ... and real life applications around "Agility in Projects and Management" emerged.  A look at…"
Mar 11
Matthias Brüllmann joined Kirsten Dierolf's group

Solution Focused Project Management

Let's find out how this works!
Mar 10
Cindy Smith is now a member of SOLWorld
Mar 10
Hans-Peter Korn replied to Katalin Hankovszky's discussion might be of interest in this group: interview with Paul Z on SF and politics in the group Solution Focused Politics
"Very interesting, indeed! Reading this: I associated it with the elements of "direct democracy" as I see it in Switzerland. And what I observe in all that meetings (on the level of villages for example, which have the power to make…"
Mar 7

Books by SOLWorld members on

Books by SOLWorld members and other classics on





Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Jun 1, 2011.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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