The Satisfaction Cycle™ is a proprietary solution-oriented consultative model developed by Joseph Riggio. It forms the core of many of our programs, both implicitly and at times explicitly as well.
The basis of the Satisfaction Cycle is the a future oriented, results based approach to generating a desired-state built on the strengths of the present-state. The model differs from traditional consultative models in that it is recursive instead of linear, teleological instead of cause and effect oriented, positively based (solution-generating) rather than negatively based (problem-solving) and emotionally motivated as opposed to logically motivated.
Some of the most significant benefits of the Satisfaction Cycle model include:
1) It builds on the existing strengths of the present system establishing them as the organizing principals from which to evolve into the desired state conditions
2) It focuses the attention of the people comprising the system to focus on the positive outcome and builds a highly charged positive 'towards' motivation (i.e.: towards the result and reward as opposed to away from the problem and risk)
3) As a truly systemic model it organizes the system to the desired state projected into the solution generated
4) As a recursive model the system "wants" to continue the process of going from the P.S.+ to the D.S.++ even when the future D.S.++ becomes the realized P.S.+ creating a self-organizing and self-renewing cycle.
The traditional model looks like this:
The Satisfaction Cycle Model looks like this: