April 11, 2016

Cynefin Review Part 7 – Finding Your Place on the Framework

Cynefin Review Part 7 – Finding Your Place on the Framework Welcome to the final part in my Cynefin Review series. Now we have defined the dynamics at a high level of detail, it is time to find out where you and your organisation sits on the model for the problems that you face daily, There is a…

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April 4, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 6 – The Obvious Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 6 – The Obvious Domain Moving to the Obvious Domain from Complicated, we first encounter the ‘Are You Sure’ square. Are you Sure? Given the danger of moving to implement the constraints that allow the full exploitation of organisational autonomous thinking, we must check that the trade-offs we have made are the…

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March 29, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 5 – The Complicated Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 5 – The Complicated Domain The Complicated Domain is where most people seem to think they are in modern organisations. Entering it from the Complex domain, again on the red line, is a good step for exploiting a situation. The intention is to get the best minds on the problem, plan…

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March 18, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 4 – The Chaos Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 4 – The Chaos Domain An organisation may move into the Chaos Domain from a number of different directions. The best way to enter the Chaotic domain is intentionally. The Chaotic domain can be a great place for innovation and discovery. Managed Innovation We can start with the square ‘Managed Innovation’,…

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March 11, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 3 – The Complex Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 3 – The Complex Domain   Starting with the Complex domain, we can look at the grid to see the tendencies for each column or row (I’ll leave it to you to decide which are columns and which are rows ;)). The red line through the middle shows the ideal place…

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March 4, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 2 – Dynamics

The Cynefin Review Part 2 – Dynamics Now we understand what the static domains are, we can map behaviours into the framework and we see that we have a set of dynamics emerging that problems, organisations, and individuals experience within the complexity domains.   Dynamic 1: The grazing dynamic The grazing dynamic is where the…

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November 30, 2015

The Cynefin Mini Book Launch

Last week we hosted The Cynefin Mini Book Launch at RBS, kindly organised by Ben Maynard. The Cynefin Mini Book has been written by Greg Brougham, who is an expert on complexity. This book is an essential tool in the great organisational change reference library that every organisational design agent needs. It’s a great introduction…

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