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Corruption Culture – A SenseMaker® Pulse



Corruption is pervasive and difficult to catch. By asking for the voices of many within a community rather than the voice of a few arbitrarily selected leaders we maximise our potential to catch it out.

Corruption is one of the most endemic and intractable problems facing the world today. It’s on the rise more than ever before. It is pervasive and difficult to catch. As authoritarianism grows and ‘alternative facts’ pass for information, it’s never been more important to root out the conditions that allow corruption to grow. By asking for the voices of many within a community rather than the voice of a few leaders, we maximise our potential to catch it out. Corruption can be embedded by a bad leader, or a culture of ‘looking the other way’ but there are always those who attempt to whistleblow. How are they treated, and how is dissent treated? A healthy organisation with nothing to hide responds to constructive criticism and calls for monitoring without aggression. This is not true for companies with something to hide. So how is concern treated, and do leaders have the negative traits that inspire corruption? This SenseMaker® Pulse is designed to detect embedded or emergent corruption culture. Using narrative analysis and weak signal detection, you can discover whether integrity or dishonesty is likely to flourish.

SenseMaker® Pulses

At The Cynefin Company, we’ve been working hard to build a programme for the development sector, consolidating years of work within the field of humanitarian aid and human rights, disaster preparedness, social justice and equality, conflict resolution, and trauma recovery. We will be releasing a number of off-the-shelf, pre-designed SenseMaker® Pulses around a prescient topic to enable quick, easy, and sharp data collection whoever and wherever you are! All you need to do is pick it up and run!

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About the Cynefin Company

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.

Cognitive Edge Ltd. & Cognitive Edge Pte. trading as The Cynefin Company and The Cynefin Centre.


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