Digital Leadership July




Digital Leadership July

1 July 2019


Added 01-Jan-1970

Making Decisions in Uncertainty - A Practical Introduction to Cynefin

Digital has accelerated the pace of business and seen the emergence of new business models challenging many established players. Many talk about VUCA : Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. As creating commercial digital applications and scaling them is becoming more accessible with the Cloud, this pace will continue to increase.

How do you lead in this fast-changing environment? How do you make decisions? Do you believe in a one-size-fits-all “Agile” operating model to be successful?

A new environment requires a new approach, sensing the context and adapting the approach. Please let us introduce the Cynefin framework from Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge.

Cynefin is a sense-making framework. The framework allows people to make sense of a situation, to understand its context, and determine the appropriate course of action. Its application is vast and profound. It offers teams, leaders and policy-makers a tool to determine the nature of a situation with guiding decision-making models.

In this meet-up, we will:

  • Introduce the Framework

  • Run a workshop with the audience to practice the framework - the Cynefin A&E game - allowing you to practice the framework

  • Reflect back with the audience on the situation and the applicability in Digital Business & IT

  • Recalibrating the approach to “Agile”

  • Understanding how to adapt the leadership to the digital context