When Tweaks Won’t Do

I saw a message on Twitter recently, in the context of innovation in the recycling/zero waste arena, that read “Identify the problem, evaluate the system, ideate options, implement solutions. Lather rinse repeat!” And I thought to myself  – No! – with an asterisk. The asterisk is knowing what domain you are operating in: Simple, in […]

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Making Sense of Consensus & Coherence

April Mills shared the story of #GCDrive; an event for a Guiding Coalition team start-up (groups who have volunteered to change the organization). In it she talked about demanding some balance between consensus and coherence in any experiment (read April’s post to understand what she means by experiments, or Safe-to-Fail probes). Having just come off the […]

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Cynefin, Butterflies and Dissenting Ritually

Travelling back from Seattle (by train – love) from the Cognitive Edge Practitioner Foundations class faciliated by Michael Cheveldave. We explored the Cynefin Framework, Butterfly Stamp, Four Tables Contextualisation, Future, Backwards, Anecdote Circles, Archetype Extraction, Safe-to-Fail Probes, and Ritual Dissent (peek here for high level descriptions of what those are). I have 25 mindmaps of notes, […]

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