Strategy

Strategy as Conversation

A great strategy is designed. This means it was planned, implemented, and evaluated in ways that are aligned with the vision of the organization. Poor strategy neglect some or all of this. We’ve seen many strategies poorly planned, not implemented, never evaluated and misaligned with the values and vision of the organization. However, because we …

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Thinking Frameworks

You might have heard or read about concepts like Systems Thinking and Design Thinking (both with and without capital letters) and asked yourself: what do they mean? We see both of these are frameworks for thinking about problems. It’s somewhat confusing, but both systems thinking and design thinking are more than just ways of thinking, …

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Practical Systems Thinking: The Cynefin Framework

The Cynefin Framework is among the most widely used frameworks for understanding how systems are organized. It might be the most practical means of bringing systems thinking to life. A system, after all, is simply an organization of things within some constraint or boundary. We rely on The Cynefin Framework (pronounced /kəˈnɛvɪn/ kuh-NEV-in) as a …

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