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One of the key principles of scaling and program construction in complexity is “decomposition and recombination”. In the early days of Cynefin, they developed an approach to assembling methods and tools based on hexagons. The shape was chosen as it encourages nonlinear approaches to design.
We are the originators of a body of tools and techniques used with groups to work with complex and complicated issues, falling broadly under the umbrella of complex facilitation. But we also acknowledge that this is a broad field with many actors and our open approach here is important. All hexi’s include QR codes that link to our open-source wiki which contains the current version of the method, a full history of its development and tips and advice. In pre-ordering the kit you become a part of that wider community.
We are now launching a radical new approach in which we will create a core facilitation kit and approach to which, but also other organisations can define their various methods and tools. Permitting a multi-vendor approach to scaling. The core kit has its own brand and identity. In our initial launch, we are making the core kit available, along with a separate kit of all the methods and tools set out in the EU Field Guide. Further kits from The Cynefin Co. and partners will be progressively announced over the next few months.
Perfect for use with groups in workshops, planning or strategy sessions to unpick and plan for how to approach sticky problems. Take the task at hand as the contextual setting and then use the hexagon cards to physically connect elements to create unique combinations of methods as solutions for your problem.
As part of the launch, we are offering a unique approach to pre-order the first kits which will include bundled training and coaching led by The Cynefin Company founder Dave Snowden, supported by members of The Cynefin Co team.
Over many years of working with a broad spectrum of clients, we have refined these tools and techniques and distilled them into distinct themes and categories that form the basis of these kits.
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