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The theory of structural dynamics was developed by David Kantor, Ph.D., a leading family systems psychologist, founder of the Kantor Institute, and author of Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders and Inside the Family.

Structural dynamics is a theory of communication which proposes that conversations can be understood by looking at their structure in addition to their content.  By using a structural lens, we can read patterns of interaction in a neutral, non-judgemental way, and intervene more effectively to change unproductive outcomes.

In structural dynamics, there are four connected levels of structure that provide us with the means of describing the dynamics of a conversation.  Three of these – action propensities, communication domains and operating systems – are visible and the fourth, childhood experience, has a significant but invisible role.

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