For the last week I’ve been pondering a new tool to help understand the world around me. It’s called a sense-making model by its inventor.
The Cynefin Framework was developed by David Snowden. It’s pronounced cunevin or ku-nev’-in.
This series of posts will give an overview, provide two links to videos, and apply the model to several areas.
(This discussion is cross-posted from my other blog, Nonprofit Update. I’ll put them on this blog as well because the Cynefin Framework is quite helpful for understanding the messy world around us.)
The model has four quadrants. The primary driver is how the relationship between cause and effect changes based on the nature of the situation.