The Emergence of New Ideas



The Emergence of New Ideas

The more people become interconnected, the more their connections become complex that could lead to chaos. Same with ideas, the more they get connected, the more complex the “system of ideas” gets. Complexity may put us on the edge of chaos and this is what I call the “edge of creativity” because creative ideas emerge.

I am fond of the Dave Snowden’s The Cynefin Framework. Recently, I published an article on combining the Cynefin framework with the Johari Window. I republish the combined framework here for easy referencing.

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You may agree with me that best and good practices aren’t sources of creative thinking as they establish extension of past experiences to the current situation. It is the edge between complexity and chaos zones that lead to challenges and hence the need for creative thinking leading to emerging order. What ai find challenging is fully understanding the need of thinking in the complex zone in particular. The suggested Cynefin calls for sensing-probing-responding thinking towards decision-making. A new challenge emerged in my mind as a result of ideas interacting in the limited zone of my mind.

The new challenge that emerged in my mind stems from combining the Cynefin Framework with Carl Jung’s personality types. I have made an attempt to draw those personality types in a simple manner that helps the reader connect this buzz with what I mean. Here is my thoughts”

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It is important to realize that thinking and feeling are opposites. So, are intuition and sensation. Opposites can’t co-exist. They are like trying to go uphill and downhill, or driving forward and backward simultaneously. What prompted me is the sensation function that is required in the complex zone of the Cynefin Framework. Are people who are able to sense their environment the only ones who can come up with creative ideas because sensing and intuition can’t co-exist? Or, we may switch from sensing to intuiting? If so, then why intuition wasn’t mentioned in the Cynefin Framework?

A second question is related to probing and sensing? How different are they for I find many people use them for the same thing? Is sensing by using our sensory tools is related to the sensing of external environment and probing is linked inwardly? In other words, is sensing for introverts and probing for introverts?

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Combing the thinking of Carl Jung with that with the Cynefin Framework provides challenging questions. I look for the readers’ help in answering the two questions this buzz highlighted.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you with gratitude Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
AGree in full with your comment, Fay. Great quotes and great ideas in every line of your comment.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

@AliAnani Ali~ “Wisdom puts chaos to flight” this was something I mentioned in another post If I’m ever in “chaos” … I hope to THINK (even if it’s just seconds) before I act I do not disagree that there might come a situation where all that one can do is “respond” From a corporate or organizational perspective on planning or seeking creative solutions or direction … thinking (in my humble opinion) is the essential factor that will drive outcomes But as you said: time can be a factor in many processes What Einstein stated about creativity reveals his elevated ability to THINK & perceive (which is more than just seeing something) "Creativity is intelligence having fun!"- Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.” ~ Albert Einstein … “the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena,” … this is visionary-thinking mind

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Fay Vietmeier= yes,we arrived at the same place even though we used different guiding maps. yes, we may be creative even with repeated tasks. Sometimes, even the boredom of repeating the same thing we may be invoked to come up with the unfamiliar.But that is a challenge few people accept because they relax in their comfort zone. And yes, small steps on improvement might build up and lead to great emerging findings. I enjoyed your quotes of Einstein and they are quite revealing. I enjoyed your second point dear Fay. Again, in the Cynefin Framework and during chaotic times we need to act and then think of the results of our actions because we don't have the luxury of time. If in chaos, the recommended steps are: act, sense and respond. Otherwise; I am quite contented with your preference that thinking should come before feeling. So many thoughts to ponder on you offer your readers dear Fay.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

@AliAnani Oh Ali~ I do like the way your brain thinks ;~) All my life – I’ve collected quotes because I love the wisdom so often contained … I’ll offer up this one from Albert Einstein: "Creativity is intelligence having fun!"- Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions." In the Kaizen process of continuous improvement … it is possible that all forms of creativity you mentioned: "mild creativity, medium creativity and disrupting creativity" could result because of the levels of creativity of the people engaged in the process. … We both arrive at the same place but we took different paths ;~) 2) Regarding Carl Jung: My comments are more directed to thought processes (not physical actions-as with your example) The “opposites” of thinking & feeling are often simultaneously occurring. Often they are both consciously & unconsciously occurring. Thus reasoning: That “opposites” indeed co-exist with people…Although they may war with each other. And that in decision-making: “thinking” should have authority over “feelings”

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Fay Vietmeier, it is pleasing for me that we have some differences because I don't want readers would think that we "polish" each other. As for your first point- we may recall the definition of creativity that is doing the unfamiliar. In the Cynefin Framework best and good practices are for simple and complicated systems only. As for complex systems it is creating the practices. It is generating unfamiliar ones. Maybe we need a new indicator for creativity to reflect the degree of creativity. I would suggest "mild creativity, medium creativity and disrupting creativity". So, I think that continuous improvement may yield mild creative ideas whose compounding effects overtime may turn disruptive. In this case I agree fully with your comment. As for your second point- Actually- the idea of opposites don't come together isn't mine and it is credited for Carl Jung. I mentioned that we can't walk uphill and downhill the same moment.But what we could do is walk two steps, for example, up and then one step down. This way the two are not distant in time from each other.I wonder what you think. You do engage my mind with your superior comment.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

@AliAnani Ali~ As always you are as “iron-sharpening-iron” … a deep well of “mind-stirring” ideas #1) “You may agree with me that best and good practices aren’t sources of creative thinking as they establish extension of past experiences to the current situation” ~Ali Actually I’m finding myself not in agreement ;~) Reading these words the theory of Kaizen came to my mind: …Quality as a circle… Kaizen is an approach to creating continuous improvement based on the idea that small, ongoing positive changes can reap major improvements. Typically, it is based on cooperation and commitment and stands in contrast to approaches that use radical changes or top-down edicts to achieve transformation. Many years ago I attended a seminar on Kaizen. The principles I have found of great value when applied to personal growth In my way of thinking personal growth is also a circle (Thank you for as always giving me yet another topic to write about -add to my growing list ;~) #2) “It is important to realize that thinking and feeling are opposites. So, are intuition and sensation. Opposites can’t co-exist” ~Ali Again, I find myself in gentle disagreement with what you set forth. Human beings are “fearfully & wonderfully made” … many complexities Such “opposites” indeed co-exist with people. Although they may war with each other. (or as @HarveyLloyd stated: “a feud of character traits”) As regards decision-making: “thinking” should have authority over “feelings” … although this is often not the case. When feelings govern … troubles often follow Now issues of the heart may come into play about “feelings” … and that is another subject In His Light~Fay

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#22
Hi Jerry- you refer to the reductionist approach and you are right. It is the blinds' story repeating as seeing the parts may not produce the whole. What we call for is a system approach and understanding the rules (not the parts) by how they interact.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #17

#21
Dr. Ali, I'm not that familiar with the Jungian view. Often I think those that are early into afield try to find polarities in order to enhance their understanding as well as make relating their findings more comprehensible. Simplifying the complex and breaking it down into constituent parts is, in part, the scientific method. Yet, understanding the parts does not mean a firm grasp of the whole. And so it goes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Hi Jerry, perfect comment and I must say that my observation of the Cynefin Framework and the complex domain in particular.It recommends probing and then sensing. This one issue. The second is that Cal Jung puts sensation and intuition at the opposite ends. This is what stirred the idea of this buzz and whether these two models should be revised or not.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #15

Dr. Ali, years of working with creative folks suggest that there is no wall between sensing and intuition. Rather they roam at will never considering such boarders. As bizarre as it might seem to some people they can and do exist in both places at the same time emerging in one or the other to accomplish the task at hand. There are techniques that anyone can use (Synectics for one) to enhance the ability of a group to tap the creativity and return it to a logical approach. It is wonderful that scientists are trying to sort all this out but creatively speaking their attempts tend to feel contrived until I reduce my levels of empathy for the true complexity humans operate with. And so it goes

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank you Cyndi wilkins and I am encouraged by your comment to give deeper effort to this thought.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

1 year ago #13

#15
This could be a very interesting study Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Highlighting your 'elements of SCAMPER' in combining the networks of intellect an intuition...As we well know, there is 'confirmation bias' among intellectuals who find it very difficult to consider alternative points of view that deviate from their deeply embedded beliefs. This would make your buzz quite captivating indeed;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
You have such a versatile imagination Kevin Baker.Love the sequence of your thinking. I also thank you for sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Dear Cyndi wilkinsp sometimes we have a hidden bond with people with whom we have met in person. I felt this while reading your sensible comment and this part in particular "So to further explain this network of thought...". I am drafting a new buzz. Part of it is aimed at discussing SCAMPER as a creativity tool. I want to highlight that the elements of SCAMPER don't work individually and better represent them as a network because these elements "talk" to each other and they generate a network of thoughts. So, I find your comment full of sense and speaks to my mind and heart. So, and keeping with your other thought "When we understand consciousness better, we will be able to influence our reality to our liking..." I believe this may happen when we realize the value of our network of thoughts. Your comment is so sophisticated that I don't to add more to it.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

1 year ago #10

"Are people who are able to sense their environment the only ones who can come up with creative ideas because sensing and intuition can’t co-exist?" Great question Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...We are continually creating 'thought links' within the field of intuition...The problem is, most of us have not learned to trust our own thoughts yet;-) When we understand consciousness better, we will be able to influence our reality to our liking...Yes, our reality is purely 'subjective' as we experience life through the filter of our brains and the observations of our life's experiences...To do otherwise, we would have to essentially 'die' and observe something from the outside of this reality...But that is another matter entirely;-) So to further explain this network of thought... if we 'perceive' something of our past experience as being deceitful, we are likely to view our present with the same energy of mistrust.When we get that we can 'in essence' go back and adjust our perception of past events, we can positively alter our perceptions of current events...Am I making sense?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Roberto De la Cruz Utria= very interesting comment and I like your expansion on the perception-intuition pair. You are correct and even though the pair don't worl simultaneously they should feedback their findings to have a clear and not a blurred image of the case under study. Your comments reminds me of the SWOT and PEST tools.SWOT concerns itself mostly with the outside business environment; whereas PEST with the internal environment. We need the two to interact by feedback of their findings.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado= I wish you success in your studies.Good luck comes who deserve it and you deserve it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
" If the environment contrasts with the idea, the event that finally forms the act of realization is synchronized". This is an interesting thought.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado- indeed, human behavior is a complex issue as what the group does shall exceed the summation of the acts of individuals forming the group.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

. Like plants take carbon dioxide and release oxygen and human take oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This comment of yours Harvey Lloyd makes me see your fuel model as an emerging one that merits very in-depth thinking.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #4

I have always believed that the Jungian model gave navigational charts to a self aware individual. Helping delineate what i am causing and how it is being reflected by those around me. By understanding this you can alter language to achieve less chaos that is fueled by your own personality. Sometimes it's not about right and wrong it is merely a fued of character traits.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #3

The Introvert/Extrovert view is a bit skewed as we look at the modern definitions. Most definitions define these two character traits by activities. I found it is better to view these two traits as a fuel tank of your persona. Extraverts while doing what is required in social and professional environments gain fuel. While introverts burn fuel in the same environments. Both paradigms can perform in each others shoes. They almost have to in order to survive.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris- surely it is something to think about. I am in agreement with you. A while ago I wrote about oscillating between the left and right brains. If we stay at one side all the time we become in a far-from=equilibrium state. I invite Harvey Lloyd to respond to your challenging comment as well.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #1

If there is one thing that I took away from studying Chaos Theory back in the day it's that complex systems involve a dynamic function, often modelled as oscillations. Why can't we apply this to the modelling of our own behavior? Can't someone oscillate across this 3-D spectrum of the Jungian model? I remember listening to this TED talk from this professor talking about introverts and extroverts and how it's not so much of a static attribute as many people believe (btw, according to him, he was an introvert, although it would be difficult to guess based on his quite extroverted performance on the TED stage). Something to think about...

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