Frequently in designing SenseMaker® projects we end up with a client wanting to gather positive stories to support a given proposition and they are not interested in dissent, or stories of failure. Frequently they restrict capture to those who know what stories ’need’ to be told. Now I understand the political context that probably makes […]
I can’t really imagine going walking without a camera, and by that I don’t mean the iPhone although I have fallen back to that at times. Landscape photography is a part and parcel of my identity and the Nikon 810 full frame comes into its own in the mountains. Maybe this is the year I […]
In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world. Catherine Russell explains: 2020 saw a transformative series of events that have […]
It is 2021, and many of us don’t know quite what that entails. Most were very glad to see the back of 2020, and many colourful, expletive-filled goodbyes were said. As this happened, I and many others reminded ourselves that 2021 will be just as difficult, if not even more demanding. What a moment then […]
I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others). Two things have struck many among us, and have repeatedly been brought up in discussions I have been a part of. The first main theme has been “nature returning”: clearer skies, cleaner waters (or in […]
Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. No one except his father and siblings could go to the funeral. There was no body, no family dinner, no regular memorial services at 3 days and then again at 9 to remind […]
I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler, that was posted by the New Yorker. When we watch apocalyptic movies, what we are now going through is usually the time lapse montage of people watching the news for updates, mothers holding their children close, and people huddled together one last time before the asteroid hits. This, […]
Plans for a series of key blog posts after my March update series on Cynefin have been disrupted by COVID-19 and the need to both manage the situation within Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre, but more importantly, create a range of offerings to provide capability around the pandemic crisis. One of the main […]
In the past 2 weeks, I have been called into a few urgent conference calls with partners and clients. As a response to the Corona virus, and it’s spread, many of them (and ourselves) included have had their projects impacted. In-person meetings, workshops and executive interviews have had to be cancelled, postponed and rethought. The […]
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