The paper "What Is Wicked Problem, How to Reduce Household Waste" is a perfect example of a business assignment. The term ‘ wicked’ according to the article and in relation to wicked problems, isn’ t used to mean evil, rather, it’ s a crossword puzzle, an issue defiant and highly resistant to resolution (Rittel and Webber, 1973). Figure 1: What is a Wicked Problem? Characteristics of wicked problems include: Wicked problems are difficult to define clearly. Having to depend on who has been asked, brings out different versions of the problem with different ways to address them that may be wrong or right. Wicked problems have many interdependencies.
There always will exist internal conflicting issues (goals or objectives). Unforeseen consequences often follow attempts to address wicked problems. Due to their interdependencies, as you address the situation on one side, there are some unforeseen consequences elsewhere. Wicked problems are often unstable. Frequently, understanding or comprehending a wicked problem (e. g. through legislation, resources, scientific evidence) is dynamic, evolving at different avenues, making it hard to fathom. Wicked problems have no clearly defined solution. Since there is no clear definition of wicked problems, therefore, no definitive solution to wicked problems exists.
Solving wicked problems often cease when deadlines are met, or dictated by constraints. Moreover, solutions to wicked problems are not verifiably right or wrong, rather, they are better, or good enough or can be worse. Wicked problems are complex, socially. Wicked problems overwhelm most current problem-solving and project management approaches. Some wicked problems are due to chronic policy failure. Tackling wicked problems requires a strategy, there is no quick fix (Conklin, 2006). According to Professor Nancy Roberts (2000), suggests in her book describes three possible strategies in dealing with wicked problems. Authoritative strategies.
Where the problem-solving process is undertaken by an individual or group and the decision concluded accepted and abided by the others. Competitive strategy. Outlining a win-lose scenario, providing an avenue to create new ideas ad innovations.
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