Are you working hard to solve complicated problems? I struggle to define, prioritize, and sometimes even establish my approach. I sometimes repeat work in different ways that can become repetitive and not always efficient or productive.
When I stumbled upon Cynefín (a framework for sense-making), I thought, “I must have been living under a rock!” Thinking this way helps me chonk complicated work into smaller parts, an approach that impacts outcomes in ways I didn’t appreciate until I grew tired of others’ methods that didn’t resonate with my own, natural problem-solving approach.
Dave Snowden invented Cynefín, here’s how he explains it: