This morning I read Dan Russell’s series of essays on sensemaking. Dan is a sort of meta/mega sensemaker. He tries to make sense of how people try to make sense of things. These essays won’t take you long to read and they aren’t hard to grasp.
But you may have on of those aha moments. I did; and now there is a new sign on my bulletin board that says:
How to Make Sense:
- Define — what was the questions again?
- Collect — who knows?
- Organize — where does this go?
- Iterate — lather, rinse, repeat.
- Do — now what?
Now I know what it is that I actually do all day. Explaining why I should get paid for it is another matter…