For the past 4 months I and Cognitive Edge VP Michael Cheveldave have been writing a chapter in a new book CYNEFIN: Weaving Sense-making into the Fabric of our World. Our chapter is titled: “A Cynefin Approach to Leading Safety in Organizations.”
We’re just 1 of 46 chapters showing how powerful Cynefin® is for making sense of the real world. In ~ 3,000 words, we did our best to describe the anthro-complexity approach to improving Safety in organizations.
We believe that all organizations are complex adaptive systems. Safety is an an emergent property of a complex adaptive system. We explain 3 keypoints to enable safety to emerge:
- Work with the system as a whole.
- Work from your present state.
- Work with small actions to create conditions for big improvements.