The Cynefin Centre
Making sense of complexity
The Cynefin Centre is an action research and development hub that focuses on the application of complexity science to social good.
We are a membership-based organisation focused on working within the not-for-profit, government and academic sectors.
Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis
More often than not, what works in normal times wont work in a crisis. The COVID19 pandemic has demonstrated we need to find new and better ways of reacting and making sense of complexity.
While clearly focused on critics management and recovery, with very minor modifications this is a Field Guide to managing and thriving in complex (and chaotic) times, the bracket is significant!
This field guide is a long-planned and long-anticipated joint publication between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, and the Cynefin Centre.
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THE CYNEFIN® FRAMEWORK
The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context. By distinguishing different domains (the subsystems in which we operate), it recognises that our actions need to match the reality we find ourselves in through a process of sense-making.