I spoke too soon

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I spoke too soon

Barely 12 hours after my last post the political and financial landscape of South Africa has transitioned from what seemed to be relative order, into the world of un-order. With 11 cabinet ministers resigning today, the relative peace surrounding Mbeki’s departure was shattered in terms of social sentiment and financial market confidence.

This just goes to show that when one assumes you’re operating in a world of order, perhaps an assumption of extreme simple order, how easily one falls into extreme un-order, also known as chaos. The Cynefin Framework illustrates this poignantly when one considers how closely the domians of simple order and chaotic order are positioned.

The question now is how the ANC will try to assert order in the wake of these shenanigans.

Note the red lines illustrated below …

Cynefin Dynamics

 

By |September 23rd, 2008|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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