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I never heard Dave refer to Vester.  Doesn't mean there's no influence
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On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Roger Harnden <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> All,
>
> For those who might have been to St Gallen (and others), just looked
> through the referred paper. Isn't Cynefin in the same conceptual space as
> Vester's work on systemic thinking, or am I getting this wrong???
>
>
> Roger
> On 3 Nov 2009, at 22:44, Frank Wood wrote:
>
> Dear all,
> you might be interested in this paper.
>
> *Abstract *
> This paper describes extensions to the domain form of the Cynefin
> sensemaking framework for
> use in situational awareness and sensemaking for decision support. The
> extensions considered
> are of continuous variation (Cynefin with dimensions), internal diversity
> (Cynefin with clouds),
> multiple perspectives (Cynefin with identities) and change over time
> (Cynefin with dynamics).
> Recommendations are made for using these extensions singly and in
> combination, and examples
> of use are given. The paper concludes with some thoughts on the meaning of
> "sophistication" in
> decision making. It proposes that the most sophisticated use of the Cynefin
> framework and other
> such sensemaking devices is cloud-like, in the sense of having meaningful
> internal structure and
> variation suitable to the contexts and purposes of use.
> More:
> http://www.cfkurtz.com/Kurtz%202009b%20Wisdom%20of%20Clouds.pdf
>
> Regards
>
> Frank Wood
>
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