A few years ago I was lucky enough to get exposed to the Cynefin model and it resonated deeply with me. I see it as a reference point for a lot of the transformation approaches that I use.
A great explanation of Cynefin is here:
I use the framework as the basis for transformation in a number of ways:
- to identify what to automate
- to discuss leadership styles
- to explain how we can structure meaningful experiments
- mapping to the Dreyfus Model for skills growth roadmaps
- to give teams options of how to navigate their working practices
By exposing teams and leaders to these aspects of our work we can then work together to move around the quadrants with forethought and intent. The model gives us a shared language and allows us to articulate our challenges in a way that then allows us to explore methods for solving these challenges.