Friday Five – Week 85
Here’s what we’re looking at this week…
Anglicare Southern Queensland
Listening to Youth Voices - a SenseMaker® project
Youth Voices was designed as a way for young people to influence youth policy, program development and service delivery in government, schools and community organisations — to share their experiences of help and support, and to communicate what they see as a flourishing life and the supports they need to achieve that.
Youth Voices used the software tool, SenseMaker®, to collect data for the project. SenseMaker® was specifically designed to help understand change in complex social policy environments. It is a narrative-based research method that enabled us, firstly, to capture large numbers of stories and secondly, to recognise patterns and trends in the perceptions, behaviours and relationships in those experiences. The SenseMaker® tool puts the participants at the centre of the research. In Youth Voices, it enabled the young people to explore experiences of particular meaning to them, rather than opinions or stories shaped by their expectations of what we wanted to hear.
The prompting question that emerged from the design workshops with young people was: Think of a time when you or a young person you know needed help and/or support. What happened — what experience would you share?
Building a successful Finland for tomorrow's world.
The workers of the Finnish Red Cross were asked to assess how the organization should change over the next few years. Surprisingly, the key to the solution was not digitality.
Over one million Finns make regular volunteer work. Even though civil society in Finland is quite vivid, many organizations are preparing for a breakthrough. It is rumored that the web revolutionizes volunteering and activism is increasingly moving to social media. Perhaps people do not want to engage in traditional organizations, but to step in from time to time. Perhaps the values are fragmented and volunteers are looking for ways to implement themselves.
“We are in 2020. The SPR’s local division / action group has increased significantly. Describe the ways and means by which this has come to pass. “
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Mullistaako netti vapaaehtoistyön? Netti on väline löytää ihmiset. Arvot ja yhteisöllisyys kannattelevat vapaaehtoistyötä. @PunainenRisti kokeili #SenseMaker-menetelmää ja keräsi tarinoita vapaaehtoistoiminnasta. @snowded @CognitiveEdge https://t.co/H612jpbNH7
— Sitra (@SitraFund) May 21, 2018
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, Director Cynefin Centre University of Wales
The famous children's party story
A Tweet from Dave earlier this week shows that the Children’s Party story is still a favourite.
The Children’s Party Story introduces the nature of systems and complexity through the use of a simple metaphor that resonates widely. One of the key learning stories from Cognitive Edge. Click here to listen to the story as told by Dave.
If I had a dollar for every conference where I was greeting with “you will tell the children’s party story” …
— ᗪᗩᐯᕮ SᑎOᗯᗪᕮᑎ (@snowded) May 24, 2018
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Enabling strategic #agility, #responsiveness & #change fitness in organisations; design for emergence #Cynefin #complexity #narrative #Sensemaker
The Boisot blog
Good to see Boisot quoted: The law of requisite complexity: It takes complexity to beat complexity. pic.twitter.com/ZhaukuRp6D
— Sonja Blignaut (@sonjabl) May 24, 2018
In 2007 Max Boisot was the guest blogger on the Cognitive Edge web site. His posts were among the most popular in a line of distinguished guests. Many commented that he took to the medium like a duck to water, but this remains the only example of his use of that medium. This compendium of those posts is published by way of tribute on what would have been his 68th birthday if he had not died prematurely and unexpectedly on the 7th September 2011.
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I like ducks, they're fowl but not through choice. Corporate cartographer, chaotic evil, destroyer of undeserved value. RT ≠ +1
We are looking forward to a Leadership Series event later this year with Simon Wardley: Cynefin™ and Strategy with Wardley Maps
One of the big advantages of #cynefin over my form of mapping is you can start to make sense of a space without a hard requirement of an anchor. Maps require that anchor (often multiple – consumer, business and regulator).
— Simon Wardley (@swardley) May 17, 2018
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