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Since 2008, we at Act Too Consulting have been using Cognitive Edge methods and the SenseMaker® software to help us focus on complexity and narrative in our work as organization development consultants and organizational systems researchers. We have used the methods and software in a variety of client projects, in particular a systems engineering organization’s strategic planning event. Using the Cynefin Framework, we developed a set of questions to help our client uncover what cognitive perspectives they might be taking. Based on that perspective awareness they could develop different action sets for each focus area. For those clearly in the complex space we encouraged the use of safe-fail experiments to enable learning and adaption.

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You probably have many traditional approaches to meeting challenges, but what do you do to cope with a sudden shift in your organisation or marketplace? What do you do when traditional approaches break down and don’t work, or worse, you end up with an even bigger problem?

Cognitive Edge is focused on rejuvenating management practices to better equip organisations when addressing intractable problems or seizing new opportunities in uncertain, unpredictable and complex situations, especially where traditional approaches have failed. The Cognitive Edge Network makes this available on a membership basis. It is unlike any other professional network:

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