Cynefin

What is Cynefin?

Cynefin is a Welsh word with no direct equivalent in English.

As a noun it is translated as habitat, as an adjective familiar...

...but dictionary definitions fail to do it justice.

@snowded

Cynefin is...

A decision making framework

Cynefin is...

A way of categorising and understanding problems

Cynefin is...

A fun term to casually throw into a conversation

Disorder

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Chaos

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What do we mean by...

Disorder

How do we deal with...

Obvious

Sense - Categorise - Respond

"Best practice"

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Complicated

Sense - Analyze - Respond

"Good practice"

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Complex

Probe - Sense - Respond

"Emergent practice"

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Chaos

Act - Sense - Respond

"Novel"

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Disorder

Breakdown - Recategorise

"Ahhhhh!!!!"

All together now:

So how is this useful?

Miscategorisation

"This is simple!"

"It's not that complex"

"Don't make it so complicated"

"This is total chaos!"

"This is really hard"

Go check it out!

Find out more...

Cognitive Edge blog - http://cognitive-edge.com/blog/

Liz Keogh - https://lizkeogh.com

Various tech meetups and conferences around London

Cynefin

By Spike L

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