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Cynefin: Making Sense Amidst Disorder

This post is an introduction to Cynefin Sense-Making Model.

Cynefin: ‘habitat’ or ‘place’ – from Old Welsh, means a “place of multiple belongings; cultural, religious, geographic, tribal etc. We can only ever be partially aware of all these multiple belongings, but never all of them simultaneously.

The Cynefin Model is useful in recognizing causal differences that exist between system types and propose new approaches to decision-making in complex social environments. Cynefin is a sense-making model as opposed to a categorization model. Continue reading Cynefin: Making Sense Amidst Disorder