Cognitive Edge has been challenging conventional thinking on strategy, leadership, culture and change management since 2005. Incorporating the science of complexity into our practice and recognising the necessity of managing for an unpredictable future, we have moved beyond empty promises of offering control. Instead, we offer a partnership to help with mitigating risks and seizing new opportunities.

ANTHRO-COMPLEXITY & CO-CREATION

For almost two decades, we have immersed ourselves in everything complexity. Long before it became a buzzword and a trendy topic: before that, when it was hard. We are renowned stewards and pioneers of anthro-complexity thinking or applied complexity with a focus on human systems.

Anthro-complexity respects human judgement, intelligence and agency: Humans are significantly different than ants, birds and robots and any simplified process, procedure or magical control-wand is bound to fail.

  • Complexity, the science of uncertainty, allows us insight into reality.
  • Anthro-complexity, the science of human complex adaptive systems, allows us to co-create new realities in our uncertainty and volatility.

SCIENCE-BASED & BATTLE-TESTED

Our view of reality is based on years of research in the fields of anthropology, natural sciences and the neuroscience of perception and decision-making. But we’re not all theory. Our practical work has been battle-tested, literally. From the front lines of counter-terrorism research, giving a voice to citizens and refugee camps, to employee involvement in business improvement and large scale transformation, understanding the vagaries of the marketplace, and due-diligence in acquisitions, we have been there. Wherever human beings have had energy, ambition or the desire to solve complex problems without cutting corners, our tools have been used.

Our methods and tools are designed to complement traditional engineering approaches and are implemented in a guiding-partnership format in organisations and programmes through our network of practitioners and partners.

Connect with us today to explore how we can help you navigate complexity.

Cognitive Edge has been challenging conventional thinking on strategy, leadership, culture and change management since 2005. Incorporating the science of complexity into our practice and recognising the necessity of managing for an unpredictable future, we have moved beyond empty promises of offering control. Instead, we offer a partnership to help with mitigating risks and seizing new opportunities.

ANTHRO-COMPLEXITY & CO-CREATION

For almost two decades, we have immersed ourselves in everything complexity. Long before it became a buzzword and a trendy topic: before that, when it was hard. We are renowned stewards and pioneers of anthro-complexity thinking or applied complexity with a focus on human systems.

Anthro-complexity respects human judgement, intelligence and agency: Humans are significantly different than ants, birds and robots and any simplified process, procedure or magical control-wand is bound to fail.

  • Complexity, the science of uncertainty, allows us insight into reality.
  • Anthro-complexity, the science of human complex adaptive systems, allows us to co-create new realities in our uncertainty and volatility.

SCIENCE-BASED & BATTLE-TESTED

Our view of reality is based on years of research in the fields of anthropology, natural sciences and the neuroscience of perception and decision-making. But we’re not all theory. Our practical work has been battle-tested, literally. From the front lines of counter-terrorism research, giving a voice to citizens and refugee camps, to employee involvement in business improvement and large scale transformation, understanding the vagaries of the marketplace, and due-diligence in acquisitions, we have been there. Wherever human beings have had energy, ambition or the desire to solve complex problems without cutting corners, our tools have been used.

Our methods and tools are designed to complement traditional engineering approaches and are implemented in a guiding-partnership format in organisations and programmes through our network of practitioners and partners. Connect with us today to explore how we can help you navigate complexity.

HUMAN SENSE-MAKING
FOR ACTION

What we do and why we do it: We develop management approaches that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals…

THE CYNEFIN®
FRAMEWORK

The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context…

SENSEMAKER®

SenseMaker® is a data collection and visualisation tool that provides decision makers with the ability to see the world through the eyes of their customers, their staff…

HUMAN SENSE-MAKING
FOR ACTION

What we do and why we do it: We develop management approaches that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals…

THE CYNEFIN®
FRAMEWORK

The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context…

SENSEMAKER®

SenseMaker® is a data collection and visualisation tool that provides decision makers with the ability to see the world through the eyes of their customers, their staff…

HUMAN SENSE-MAKING
FOR ACTION

What we do and why we do it: We develop management approaches that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, create resilience and detect weak signals…

THE CYNEFIN®
FRAMEWORK

The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context…

SENSEMAKER®

SenseMaker® is a data collection and visualisation tool that provides decision makers with the ability to see the world through the eyes of their customers, their staff…

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..

WE WORK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF:

complexity and strategy | complexity and futures | complexity and organisational development | complexity and social transformation | complexity and safety | etc..