In a crisis, like today's pandemic, contexts change and underlying issues rise to the surface at an exponential rate.
We all like doing things a certain way, and when change hits, our usual way of doing things doesn't work anymore for ourselves and in our interactions with others.
In normal circumstances, we manage to cope with these common challenges by leveraging our usual tools. In a volatile world, old reference points disappear, and uncertainty takes over at a rapid pace. Ambiguity and complexity are no longer buzzwords, but become genuine challenges!
How can we create understanding of where we are when going through change?
One way to make sense of what's happening is by raising awareness of the difference between the complex and complicated domain in a practical way. When establishing, first and foremost, a reference framework for ourselves, we can then help others, like clients or teams, as well.
It’s a question of knowing your context.
To create greater clarity and understanding of our current situation, we will learn to make the necessary distinctions between complicated and complex to apply the right approaches for the respective domains.