Navigating complexity in organisational change

schedule Jul 30th 02:00 - 03:30 PM place ATC420 C40 people 47 Interested

One size doesn't fit all. If the only tool you have is a hammer, you'll tend to see problems as nails (paraphrasing Maslow). So what can help you make better decisions about tailoring your approach to suit the nature of the circumstances you are working with - particularly when those circumstances have a large dose of complexity in the mix?

Cynefin.

Yep - not an easy word to pronounce (Ku-nev-in) - but a framework with the potency to make you a more effective practitioner.

One of my professional practices is organisational change - so I'll use that as a context to share how I apply the thinking/sense-making tool of Cynefin in my work and some of the challenges that it resolves and creates. I'll dare you to think and work differently as a result.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

There'll be interactivity with the people in the room as you play and talk together, I'll share some key ideas, I'll share an example of where I applied those ideas, and we'll bat around some questions and issues. I'm not going to say anymore than that because part of navigating complexity is taking a leap into something without knowing what's going to happen or where it's going to go!

Learning Outcome

Be smarter, work smarter, serve your clients more effectively, get better results in your work.

What a past participant said: "You inspired me at your work shop with Cynefin. More importantly you took it from being academic to being real and applicable for the common non-academic!"

Target Audience

People making decisions about the approaches they will take in their work

Prerequisites for Attendees

Bring an attitude of curiousity

I don't share my slides, and they don't have a lot of information on them anyway but I'm happy if you want to take photographs of what you see to take away - so bring cameras if you want.

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