Thanks to Ruth Harvey, the new leader of the Iona Community, I’ve just discovered Dave Snowden and his work on the Cynefin Framework.
Dave is a former IBM scientist who founded Cognitive Edge. His framework is based on real world analysis of how people respond to complex situations. It’s a fascinating piece of work.
Here’s Dave’s explanation video from his website. Note that he now calls the bottom right quadrant “Clear”.
So it’s a tool for thinking about how and why we deal with situations by approaching decisions in certain ways.
Here’s another one from Youtube which has several (just search on Cynefin Framework).
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