JRC Publications Repository: Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework – Snowden and Alessandro (2021)

I’m pleased to say that the JRC of the EU Commission has just published a new fieldguide to managing in Complexity (and Chaos). Will be organising webinars to brief people on this next week and happy to handle any group or other requests for similar. You may agree or disagree with the underlying theory but this is significant for the wider complexity community in terms of acknowledgement

(As Dave Snowden said in the Complexity Explorers group on Facebook)

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JRC Publications Repository: Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework

Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework
Authors: SNOWDEN DAVERANCATI ALESSANDRO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2021
JRC N°: JRC123629
ISBN: 978-92-76-28844-2 (online),978-92-76-28843-5 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30569 EN
OP KJ-NA-30569-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-30569-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC123629
DOI: 10.2760/353
10.2760/164392
Type: Books
Abstract: This field guide helps to navigate crises using the Cynefin framework as a compass. It proposes a four-stage approach through which we can: – assess the type of crisis and initiate a response; – adapt to the new pace and start building sensing networks to inform decisions; – repurpose existing structures and working methods to generate radical innovation; – transcend the crisis, formalise lessons learnt and increase resilience. The guide stresses the importance of setting and managing boundaries, building informal structures, keeping options open, distributing engagement and keeping an ongoing assessment of the evolving landscape. Action items, real life examples and demonstrations complement the references to the developing theoretical framework.
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JRC Publications Repository: Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A field guide for decision makers inspired by the Cynefin framework