The SenseMaker Hat
Isn't Sense-Making the Same as Envisioning? Not at all! People often think of visioning & sense-making as the same thing - but in my experience, it doesn't actually work that way. I've known great visionaries as much at a loss for what to do next as ...
The Technician Hat
Is Technician The Role You Fill In AN SSM? The Technician or Technicians are generally not catalysts, they're geeks. They're the ones who think fiddling in Kumu is fun, who like learning a little code here & there, who have a sense of how data-bases ...
The Visionary Hat
Are You An SSM Visionary? The person or persons wearing the Visionary hat are generally the catalysts that get a Social System Mapping project started. They convince network decision-makers to support the project. They help key network members define ...
The Three Mapping 'Hats'
In most instances, a good Social System Map requires a minimum of three different kinds of thinkers. We call these the 'thinking hats'. Of course there are more 'thinking hats' than just these three. And more thinking types are valuable to the ...
It Takes a Social System to Map a Social System
It Needs to Be a True CollaborationSocial System Mapping is more of an art than a science. It's an art of 'process' that starts with understanding the purpose or aims of a collaborative/action/intentional network, then learning what kinds of other- ...