I think cynefin is a good way to frame this.
I am coming at this from more of a practitioner perspective though; less interested in systems thinking (which is inevitably a simplification) than in propagating learning from discrete interventions and then finding ways to model, taxonomise and then take to scale.
I am leaning more heavily on the discarded work of Mary Parker Follett, overlaid with experimental design and open innovation principles.
It may come to similar ends, but without the assumptions of engineer -ability or even of perpetual redesign.
My (unfair?) view of cynefin is that it is still a toolset that seeks to do things to people. Is is thus in tension with emergence at a practitioner level.
It's the cultivation of capability that drives me...
Do let me suggest Skype co-ordinates when my laptop
is back from the repairer.
Very interesting stuff.
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