Time: 40 Min
Experiential
3.4/5
LEGO® Level
2/5
Fun
3.6/5
Cynefin was introduced 20 years ago and is a very powerful framework to make sense of our complex world. But unlike Scrum, it has not enjoyed the same popularity. We believe this is could be partially due to the fact that Cynefin is not as accessible and easy to understand. We have personally struggled to introduce the principles and practises related to Cynefin in organisations in the past. The LEAT® Cynefin module makes it now possible to experience Cynefin and make the principles far easier to introduce and comprehend than ever before.

Details:

LEAT® Coach prerequisit: Cynfin knowledge

Target Audience: Leadership, management, PO, SM

Groups of 3 to 5

LEGO®: LEAT® Basic Bricks Set per group

Clear Domain

1.

Build

Build stretcher bond wall

bond with all the bricks or ashlars laid as stretchers breaking joint.

Experience

Simple, Fast, Easy, Efficient, Feels productive, Flow, Everybody knows exactly what to do. Comforting

Sense-categorise-respond

8 Min.

Reflect

Powerful Questions:
  • Look around: Similar constructions?
  • What did that feel like? 
  • Teamwork?
  • Interaction?
  • What are the pitfalls? 
  • What could go wrong?
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work?
Powerful Questions:
  • What if we would apply side force to the wall?
  • Try it
Catastrophic collapse of instructions that are 1 size fits all.
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work/life?

Abstract

Adjust the instructions to avoid the collapse of the wall.
clear stretcher bond wall

Example

Complicated Domain

2.

Build

Build according to new instructions without talking or changing the instructions

Experience

A bit more complicated steps to follow, flow interrupted, the communication needed, still pretty much a fixed result.

Sense-analyse-respond

8 Min.

Reflect

Powerful Questions:
  • Look around: Similar constructions?
  • What did that feel like? 
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work?
  • Teamwork?
  • Did somebody take the lead? Expert Domain
  • Did you feel the need for interaction?
  • Did you feel the need for changing the instructions?
  • What are the pitfalls?
  • What if something unexpected would happen?
  • What if we wanted to add movement?
  • Would the instructions suffice?
  • Waterfall?
  • VUCA?
  •  

Abstract

How can we absorb unforeseen circumstances if we strcitly follow set instructions or plan?
complicated wall stable

Example

Complex Domain

3.

Build

Add motion to your construction

Experience

This needs lots more communication. 

8 Min.

Reflect

Powerful Questions:
  • What did that feel like? 
  • Teamwork?
  • Did you co-create
  • Did you feel the need for interaction?
  • What steps did you use?
  • Did you try different things
  • Could you determine the cause and effect of your design decisions?
  • Look around: Similar constructions?
  • Could you learn of each other?
  • What if something unexpected would happen?
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work/life?
  • VUCA

Abstract

How to determine between complex and complicated

Chaos Domain

4.

Build

You need to store 100 cc of water within 1 min

Experience

Stress, no time to waste, somebody leads, original ideas

Act-Sense-Respond

8 Min.

Reflect

Powerful Questions:
  • What did that feel like? 
  • Teamwork?
  • Did somebody take the lead?
  • Did you co-create
  • Did you feel the need for interaction?
  • What steps did you use?
  • Did you try different things?
  • Look around: Similar constructions?
  • Failuire?
  • Could you learn of each other?
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work/life?
  • VUCA

Abstract

How to use chaos?

Cynefin

5.

Build

Build according to your context domain

Experience

liminality

Aporia and Confused

8 Min.

Reflect

Powerful Questions:
  • How to use Cynefin
  • Could you learn of each other?
  • What do you know is like this in your organization/work/life?
  • VUCA

Abstract

How to use Cynefin in your organisation?
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