Complexity sure is complicated. When should you trust experts? When should you experiment? When can you just press the button and let the known algorithms work their magic? When should you be really worried and try to stabilize the situation?
Dave Snowden has been tackling these and other tasty questions for a long time. We’d like to skip having Dave talk us through his framework, so we can have a deeper conversation with him. To that end, please digest the following before Monday’s call:
Watch Dave explain the Cynefin framework
Watch Dave use it to plan a children’s birthday party
Read this HBR article describing the framework in use
That’ll let us chew on next-order issues.
With Dave, let’s discuss:
How do chaos, complexity and systems theories differ, overlap and interact?
How do people frequently misuse them? What are the consequences?
What should we keep in mind for better sensemaking?
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