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Nina Abrahams
Communicating and interacting with others is a funny thing. Even when we speak the same language, communicating is a hot bed for confusion and misunderstanding. What I write down here will likely be interpreted in slightly, and maybe in some cases majorly, different ways to my original intentions. However, communicating and understanding one another is […]
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Eleanor Snowden
For the last two years we have been working with our network members and clients in the NHS, the Royal College of Nursing and beyond to try to make sense of the pandemic and how its impacting healthcare professionals, leaders and patients and their families/carers.  As Covid cases begin to rise once more and various […]
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Nia Williams
Bristol, UK and New York, NY, March 11th, 2022 – The Cynefin Co. and LEON announce their partnership today, coinciding with Women’s Month. Between The Cynefin Co.’s story-driven approach to data and LEON’s data-driven analysis and solutions platform for managers, the partnership is a very complementary and exciting one. Both companies are passionate about liberating human potential and […]
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Nia Williams
The Cynefin Co, Complexability and The Cynefin Centre Australia are excited to partner to showcase Complexity in Action.   Through a range of events across the week beginning 7 March you can join global practitioners as they share their learnings, experiences, adventures and misadventures! This week is about offering an opportunity to explore and share […]
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Nina Abrahams
I joined the Cynefin Centre seven months ago, and with a background in health systems felt well versed to take on what complexity thinking had to throw at me. However, joining the world of anthro-complexity, sense-making, and complex adaptive systems has opened up a universe of possibilities and explorations that I had not thought were […]
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Linda Doyle
If you’ve been following us for the last few years, you’ll know we’ve been developing our Citizen Engagement & Democratic Innovation programme. So it’s a well established hive of activity and expertise. Now The Cynefin Company is proud to announce we’re launching a white paper to explain the theory and thinking that underpins the programme. […]
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Linda Doyle
That’s what we’re asking communities around the world. Introducing A New Community Engagement Demo SenseMaker® Collector Our new SenseMaker® collector focuses on what’s important to communities and what gives them hope, as part of The Cynefin Centre’s Citizen Engagement & Democratic Innovation programme. The collector demonstrates how SenseMaker® can be used to gather stories about […]
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Anna Panagiotou
I’m going to assume that everyone who frequents this blog and is a regular reader of Dave’s work is very familiar with general concepts of evolution, both as a biological fact and as a metaphor. In the Cynefin framework, evolution appears most prominently in exaptive practice, associated with the complex domain. Exaptation in that context […]
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Anna Panagiotou
After a couple of weeks of hiatus (early spring is definitely Bank Holiday season here in Cyprus), this blog series returns for its final look back at the Acorn Study. To extend the metaphor, it is time to look at the forest floor and examine the new growth. Before we do that, I would like […]
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