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Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations.

How much time do you spend self-learning?

Jane Hart

So how much do YOU spend on some planned self-learning a week – not just formal learning (i.e. by taking online courses) but in informal ways like accessing online resources (videos, blogs, podcasts, web articles, etc). as well as interacting with the people in your professional network?

Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” ” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

What Might Work Look Like in 2030?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of recent studies have taken a close look at the the future of work over the next 10 to 15 years. For example, a December, 2017 report by McKinsey examined which jobs will likely be displaced by automation through 2030, as well as which jobs are likely to be created over the same period, based on data from 46 countries.

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Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5)

Dave Snowden

It’s taken longer than I hoped but I now have the time to complete my series of five update posts on Cynefin. In my last post I explained the change from ‘Simple’ to ‘Obvious’ in the ordered domain.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You sometimes hear me stumble over the word 'value', the way I did in a recent interview. Let me explain why. The word 'value' is widely used in our field and elsewhere.

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Boeing’s Attitude Reminds Us Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A few weeks ago Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. Ever since, the makers of the 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing, Dan's Related Posts: The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.

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Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (4 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The introduction of liminality to Cynefin necessitated a slight rethinking of the main dynamics within Cynefin. To be clear multiple dynamics are possible but over the years these have emerged as the dominant ones. As the name implies the dynamics in Cynefin are all about movement between domains.

Exploration & Surprise

Clark Quinn

Some weeks back, I posted about surprise. That is, a new model that says that that our brains work to minimize surprise. We learn so as not to be wrong. And that made sense in one way, but left another gap.

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This High-Tech Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Hire, Fire And Promote Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Ginni Rometty is CEO, president and chairman of IBM. She has held the top job since 2012. When she joined the company in 1981, total. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

fahrenheit friday

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls.

Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (3 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The introduction of the liminal version of Cynefin was probably the most significant change in recent years. One of the reasons I used it was a difficulty people had in seeing that Cynefin had two classification systems: domains and dynamics.


Clark Quinn

I was talking with my lass, and reminiscing about a few things. And, it occurs to me, that I may not have mentioned them all. Worse, I confess, I’m still somewhat proud of them. So, at the risk of self-aggrandizement, I thought I’d share a few of my Quinnovations.

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The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: What a mess. Wells Fargo is an unmitigated disaster example of culture, and senior leadership gone wrong. Its board of governors is now in the. Dan's Related Posts: Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead? This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. $6 6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental… Isn’t CEO Activism Simply Doing What’s Right?


Euen Semple

I don't get many breaks in my driving days. Although I enjoy having time to myself while driving my time is usually pretty tightly scheduled. Today though I had to wait for a client to arrive at a very pleasant business unit in rural Hampshire. It was a real delight to be on the phone making arrangements for my upcoming business trip to Hong Kong and Australia while enjoying the spring sunshine and watching horses grazing in lush green fields


Top Two Tips for Managing Stress and Improving Focus and Effectiveness

21 Days to Happiness

Did you know. According to the Statistic Brain website, 76% of people cite money and work as the main causes of their stress. As an organizational psychologist and happiness expert, I can tell you that people think it's normal to be stressed, overwhelmed and tired, but it's not!

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3 Ways Companies with Over 1,000 Employees Can Reduce Time to Productivity for New Hires


It takes the average employee 5 to 6 months to become fully productive.¹ This can end up costing large businesses a lot of money in lost productivity.

Supporting Learning from the Daily Work (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs: 29 April – 7 June 2019 Although L&D departments have focused on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their job – it’s just that they are not aware of it or make the most of it. And, […]. Modern Workplace Learning

3 Facts that Show the Business Value of LMS Systems for Manufacturing Companies


Manufacturers value training and development. In fact, the manufacturing sector spent more on training per learner ($1,217) than any other industry in 2017.¹. LMS Software Manufacturing