I never heard Dave refer to Vester.  Doesn't mean there's no influence there.

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:

Regards

Frank Wood

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