Hi there! I’m Lizzy, and my work in Cynefin is all things health! Considering that I’m the biggest hypochondriac, this makes little sense to my friends and family. I started out by studying Psychology at university, which gave me a great foundation for exploring why people behave the way they do, and how our minds […]
Be a part of the expanding Health and Care Programme at Cynefin! We are exploring theory, stories, methods, ethnography, insight into action, and more in all that is the complexity of health and care. Whether you’re still questioning, have just started, or have a wealth of experience, there’s a space for you. Virtual QuickStart For […]
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 […]
One of the concerns I raised in yesterday’s post was the danger of assuming the need of a therapeutic approach in organisational, or for that matter individual wellbeing. I’ve long railed against the unthinking transfer of techniques and theories from one field into another. Models of childhood development assume that the organisation is childlike, therapeutic […]
I returned from two fruitful days in South Africa working on what we have temporarily named the new cognitive edge but suffering from a bad cold. It had started to come on during the defeat of England on Saturday (a small price to pay if that is karma) worsened on Sunday’s flight and degenerated into […]
I’m still in an OD mindset after the last twelve days of posting and there are a few loose ends to tie up. One of the ones I mentioned yesterday is the nature and utility of what I call naturally evolved roles. These are important in both practical and theoretical terms. The former because they […]
The National Health Service in Northern Ireland are among the earliest users of SenseMaker®, working with network member Anne McMurray to explore multiple health-focussed issues. Early examples included work around bereavement in families, allowing local teams to improve and adapt the support they provide – a report from that project is here. Most recently, the excellent 10,000 […]
The Accreditation Program I participated in Brisbane in 2010 was not actually run by Cognitive Edge but in conjunction with Emerging Options and I believe this is the first time the program was offered in this format so I am not sure of how it differs from others. For me the main reason I went […]
I appreciate the opportunity to be the guest blogger on this site the past two weeks. The comments from the readers have been excellent! We need to make sure that ideas of Cognitive Edge are made known to the individuals in health care who now stand at the brink of making significant improvements in the […]
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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