OSAC's Performing Arts Coordinator here. Since taking a workshop on the Cynefin Framework through SK Arts several years ago I use it daily to determine what type of problem I am facing. The big aha moment for me was figuring out that I was at times looking for a complicated answer to a complex problem. Complicated problems require some expertise but have a high probability of having a "right" answer, while complex problems the best you can hope for is a probability of being right. Understanding you are facing a complex problem where you adapt a solution that has a reasonable probability of success, but still fails does not mean you made a wrong decision, it's just the problem you faced is complex where what worked today may not work tomorrow. For me it is important to understand that failing when facing these problems is ok and this helps take some of the emotion of failing out of the equation for me.

OSAC's Performing Arts Coordinator here. Since taking a workshop on the Cynefin Framework through SK Arts several years ago I use it daily to determine what type of problem I am facing. The big aha moment for me was figuring out that I was at times looking for a complicated answer to a complex problem. Complicated problems require some expertise but have a high probability of having a "right" answer, while complex problems the best you can hope for is a probability of being right. Understanding you are facing a complex problem where you adapt a solution that has a reasonable probability of success, but still fails does not mean you made a wrong decision, it's just the problem you faced is complex where what worked today may not work tomorrow. For me it is important to understand that failing when facing these problems is ok and this helps take some of the emotion of failing out of the equation for me.