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Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis – the adoption path

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Join Dave Snowden for a deeper dive into the approach for managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis, as presented in the recently published EU Field Guide.

The field guide helps to navigate crises using the Cynefin framework as a compass. It proposes a four-stage approach through which we can: - assess the type of crisis and initiate a response; - adapt to the new pace and start building sensing networks to inform decisions; - repurpose existing structures and working methods to generate radical innovation; - transcend the crisis, formalise lessons learnt and increase resilience. The guide stresses the importance of setting and managing boundaries, building informal structures, keeping options open, distributing engagement and keeping an ongoing assessment of the evolving landscape. Action items, real-life examples and demonstrations complement the references to the developing theoretical framework.

Dave will discuss the paths and options available to facilitate and influence adoption for the approach presented in the Field Guide. There will be opportunity for a general QA for the field guide. Jules Yim will be the host for this important discussion.

The book is a joint effort by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service and the Cynefin Centre. Download the EU Field Guide: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC123629

Making sense of Complexity Trends 2021 with our network

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Toward the end of 2020, we conducted a SenseMaker® study to understand the experiences that our network has had with the disruptions that last year presented. All of us have experienced significant changes in our environments, regardless of the type of organisation or industry we work in, or where in the world we live in. We wanted to understand your experiences and observations of 2020, as well as get a sense of the decisions or key challenges caused by these changes that lay ahead of you this year. 

Join Sonja Blignaut and Zhen Goh with Robert Koch, Bonnie Cheuk and Anna Panagiotou for a discussion on the Complexity Trends 2021 report. There will also be opportunity for Premium Members to share their insights, feedback and questions on this report in smaller groups with each other. 

Whilst the uncertainty from the disruptions has caused anxiety for many, we found it encouraging that of the 349 entries we collected over one week, that 51% of you described the decisions and challenges that lay ahead as Positive, and 19% as Strongly positive. We have been working with many of our clients and partners to uncover the opportunities that lay in uncertainty, and we are glad that there remains a resilience and adaptability in our network.

Our 2021 Complex Trends study revealed that most organisations are seeking new and more useful ways of engaging with the stakeholders, customers and employees. Engage your ecosystem in a more organic way, and embrace more complexity-fit data and analytics to inform your next key decision, and address the challenge that lies ahead with the wisdom of your community.

We’ve made the report earlier this year available to all the participants, and would like to share this now also with our Premium Members.

Making sense of #COVIDtimes with actionable insights from SenseMaker® studies

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Join Sonja Blignaut and Ian Macdonald for a conversation about their experiences and learnings from various projects they’ve been involved with that are helping organizations and communities to make sense of various aspects of #COVIDtimes, such as returning to office (or not, or hybrid). 

SenseMaker® Clinic

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Please join Zhen Goh and Ken McHugh for a walkthrough of the new SenseMaker® platform, and how to best take advantage of the Demonstrator and Owner subscription options. We’ll also share more about the journey and options to sell and start a SenseMaker® engagement within your organisation or with a client.

SenseMaker® Clinic

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Please join Michael Cheveldave and Ian Macdonald for a walkthrough of the new SenseMaker® platform, and how to best take advantage of the Demonstrator and Owner subscription options. We’ll also share more about the journey and options to sell and start a SenseMaker® engagement within your organisation or with a client.

Meetup with Dave

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Join Dave and Ian for an open mic session. Dave will be sharing more about his latest thinking, developments and also answers you AMAs (ask-me-anything questions). 

SenseMaker® Clinic

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Please join us for a deeper dive into selling SenseMaker® engagements in your organizations and with clients.

SenseMaker® Clinic

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Please join us for a deeper dive into selling SenseMaker® engagements in your organizations and with clients.