…an inescapable network of mutuality

August 13, 2010

DSCN0220.JPG Washington DC today, and an all day session with Global Giving who have been running a project with SenseMaker® for the development sector. The project involved gathering several thousand self-signified micro-narratives in Africa, often in areas with no access to technology. the inventiveness with which they tackled the problems is outstanding. Today was the first review of the results and planning for the next phase which should move to continuous capturing and potentially impact measurement. We have some very exciting discussions around the potential for empowerment in knowledge flow and project creation that could be enabled as we develop practice here.   

This video shows the process in part. The quote by the way, which I love, is from the wall of the meeting room and provides a context to the importance of this work. It’s not just SenseMaker® that is attracting attention in the Development Community, there is also a growing interest in Cynefin framework. This blog for example has created a small tweet storm in its own right.

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The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.

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