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The hidden workings of Wicked Solutions

Getting to the bottom of one more wicked problem In a previous post I spoke of the The ‘hidden workings’ of the systems approach of Wicked Solutions. The strange thing is that the steps and stages involved in Wicked Solutions … Continue reading

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Wicked Solutions: one more explanation

The complexity of addressing complexity Last June “Wicked Solutions” was published to provide readers, facilitators (not manipulators), or stakeholders with a generic systems approach for addressing wicked problems. Wicked problems are a special category of problems. They are also known … Continue reading

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Wicked Solutions: major influences

Mapping relationships in the cloud at kumu.io Linking systems thinkers     The world of systems thinking is a complex one, which is funny because much systems thinking is designed to deal with complexity, not create more of it. Part of the … Continue reading

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Wicked Solutions: library and database information

Wicked solutions: a systems approach to complex problems New systems book         Wicked problems are ubiquitous, both in the developed and in the developing world. Systems approaches have been developed to deal with them more effectively. In June 2014, a workbook … Continue reading

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Wicked Solutions

Wicked Solutions: a systems approach to complex problems A book by Bob Williams and Sjon van ’t Hof Inter-relationships, perspectives, and boundaries …     are the three basic systems concepts that are used in this newly released book (June 12, … Continue reading

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A basic conceptual framework for systems learning

Inter-relationships, boundaries, and perspectives revisited Last week I was struggling with three systems concepts: inter-relationships, perspectives and boundaries (IPB). All I was trying to do was to fill out a so-called IPB table to summarize my understanding of the stages … Continue reading

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Policy argumentation

Mitroff’s operationalization of Churchman’s systems approach, part 2 I ended my previous post on Strategic Assumption Surfacing and Testing (SAST, based on Mason’s and Mitroff’s ‘Challenging strategic planning assumptions’)  with a paragraph on policy argumentation in which I explained that … Continue reading

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Strategic Assumption Surfacing and Testing (SAST)

Mitroff’s ‘operationalization’ of Churchman’s systems approach, part 1 In table 12-3 (p. 301 of Mason’s and Mitroff’s ‘Challenging strategic planning assumptions’) major approaches to business problem solving are compared, including the systems approach and SAST (strategic assumption surfacing and testing), … Continue reading

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THE origins of THE systems approach

Tracing the tracks of C. West Churchman Last month I reread (and blogged) Churchman’s ‘The Systems Approach’ (1968) and was surprised to see that between the lines it contained practically the whole of the dialectical systems approach (the systems approach) … Continue reading

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The whole systems enchilada

A dialectical total systems framework Every now and then I think I have disentangled the whole systems enchilada. By this (i.e. the term ‘whole systems enchilada’) I mean that I am convinced that the systems approach of Churchman hasn’t lost … Continue reading

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