Making Sense of Human Systems: A Yukon Government approach using SenseMaker®
Barrett Horne is an Organizational Development Consultant working for the Public Service Commission in the Yukon Government (YG) and has worked, at last count, in 39 countries.
Within YG, Barrett’s work has revolved around conducting organization diagnoses, designing interventions and facilitating group processes that range from team building events to strategic and operational planning, to process improvements. Over the past year he has been leading a re-design of the YG leadership development programs, building on the insights gained from a cutting-edge “State of the Organization” research project.
All of his work is built on a commitment to build healthy, productive and effective organizations—organizations that are characterized by employees who are fully engaged contributors. The creative methods and practices they draw upon reflect an understanding of organizations as a uniquely human kind of complex adaptive system—a critically important insight for building and leading a fully engaged workplace.
“SenseMaker® provides decision support capability permitting whole of workforce engagement and the creation of human sensor networks (wisdom of crowds in the popular literature) to enable a whole new approach to evidence based policy under conditions of uncertainty as well as real time decision support. This combines with knowledge management capability ranging from field operations to issues around the ageing workforce.”
Join in a conversation with Barrett and learn how YG is making sense of human systems using Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker® - a decision support system that combines information gathering with knowledge awareness and sense-making.