Archive of posts in category “sense-making”

  • The usefulness of constraints

    Understanding constraints is essential to making sense of the world, and knowing when to add or remove them is essential to acting within it.
  • When enough is enough

    Sense-making involves knowing enough to act. But how do you know what “enough” means?
  • Cynefin for the rest of us

    Explaining the popular sense-making framework Cynefin in the simplest terms I can.
  • Related to this week’s blog post about Cynefin, I wrote this early last year: an example from history, in this case the collapse of the Soviet Union, as seen through the eyes of Cynefin. #

  • For the sake of argument

    Narratives are particularly useful because they’re flexible, and can be updated when circumstances change. But how does that happen in a social setting?
  • The importance of narrative

    The importance of storytelling within sense-making, and what makes for an effective sense-making narrative.
  • Defining sense-making

    An attempt to define “sense-making” in a straightforward and useful way, avoiding academic or obtuse language.
  • An introduction to sense-making

    The first in a series of articles about sense-making, the practice of making sense of the world and making decisions on how to act