Speed Versus Depth

There are many threats to quality action and behaviour change, but the most persistent and pernicious of these is brevity. Speed and efficiency are two twins tied to productivity, value, and innovation. At least, in theory. We have yet to see any substantive value created from a fast, quick fix or rapid change initiative. Change …

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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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Practical Attractors

Attractor mapping is a method we’ve written about before. It’s a visual means of tracking where we pay attention and where energy is created, sustained and organized. Energy is represented through attention, action, activity, and interactions. Energy is dissipative and it’s dynamic. This means that we can’t ‘set and forget’ our exploration of attractors. What …

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Organizational Energy Priorities (For Humans)

Whether it is strategy or wellbeing programming, we all rely on energy to make them work. There is a tendency in organizational behaviour consulting to focus on the cognitive qualities of decisions, change-making, and action. These qualities are things like our thoughts, ideas, and confidence in doing something. Sometimes they are about emotions. What’s often …

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