Decision structures as simple, chaotic, complex or complicated

Dave's short video is a good introduction to the cynefin framework that Cognitive Edge uses as it's core idea. One of the more important elements to keep in mind is that their approach puts data before structure rather than the much more common pouring of data into structures. 

The different ways of interacting with a system or set of circumstances depending on whether it is simple, chaotic, complex or complicated is also worth noting. Missteps here in organizations and management are as common as dandelions in a lawn. Leaders and managers who get this are comparatively rare. Those who actually apply it more rare still. 

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