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Guide and Best Practices

Cynefin Framework is a conceptual framework and is considered to be a ‘sense-making device’. It allows decision-makers to view a situation or problem from different perspectives and take appropriate action. It is a great way to respond to a crisis and can be used to train employees on how to react to worse case situations

How to Use the Cynefin Framework?

  • The framework is divided into 4 broad categories, complex, complicated, chaotic and simple.
  • The simple domain is an ordered system which means there is a relationship that exists between cause and effect- it is predictable, and can be repeated. In this section that relationship is self-evident to any reasonable person, hence the decision model is, ‘sense, categorize and respond.’
  • In the complicated domain, there is a relationship between cause and effect but it’s not self-evident and hence requires expertise. The response here is, ‘sense, analyze, respond.'
  • The complex domain deals with situations where cause and effect is only understood in hindsight. Here the response involves, ‘probe, sense, respond’. Here experiments are conducted and adjustments are made.
  • In a chaotic domain, no cause and effect relationship can be determined. Here the response is, ‘act, sense, respond', here any action taken will be novel.
  • This mode helps you to determine where you stand when a problem arises and allows you to change your thinking accordingly.

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