Certainty artefacts: the constructs we create to make sense of the world

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Different forms of certainty artefacts

It is not just leaders who create certainty artefacts. Certainty artefacts appear to exist at different levels. Different forms of certainty artefacts include:

Disrupting certainty artefacts

There appear to be two key challengers to certainty artefacts — disruptors, and uncertainty artefacts.

The usefulness and limitations of certainty artefacts

What I have realised, since that first conversation with Genevieve a few months ago, is that humans crave certainty and it is unreasonable and unrealistic to expect people to change overnight. So, certainty artefacts have a place. However, it is critical to remember that, as Adrian Brown offered, “it is a matter of balance and not mistaking ‘the map for the terrain’.”



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