The Cynefin Framework from Cognitive Edge (www.cognitive-edge.com) is a worthy framework for
Decision Making under conditions of Uncertainty. First revealed in HBR in 2007, it has now evolved
with Methods and Assemblies that is appropriate for the VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex
Global Organizations as diverse as Finance, Mining, Aerospace, Software, Manufacturing,
Government, Armed Forces, Multilateral Agencies and Education are benefitting from the Cynefin
Framework and the supporting SenseMaking capability suite. The Cynefin Framework is relevant to
most industries today that operate in a Complex Ecosystem.
Importantly the Framework is actually the key to Organization Development. It has layers of
meaning, backed up by implementable methods to address OD issues.
In-Kno- Win Consulting has tied up with Cognitive Edge to offer Training and Consultancy on the
Cynefin Framework. In essence the Cynefin Framework is about ‘Sense Making’. ‘Sense Making’ has
been identified as among the 10 ‘Future Skills’.