Users of this strategy try to bring about behavioural change without dealing directly along with the people included. The underlying assumption is, "If the environment or the surroundings change sufficient, people will be forced to change".
Thus, engineering strategists might spend a great deal of time studying physical layouts, role descriptions and patterns of interaction, within work place and classrooms without ever speaking to the employees or students. Groups in which approach change in this way often recruit members based on their technical skills. Group needs frequent are described in terms of technical skills, that are considered more significant than interpersonal styles.