Today’s Problems, Yesterday’s Toolkit

Report: Public problems are increasingly complex, requiring coordinated solutions across many actors and public involvement to collect the necessary data, define the problems, and work together on solutions. This report from ANZSOG builds on surveys across the public sector to build a picture of the state of innovation and views towards entrepreneurial approaches to problem … Continue reading Today’s Problems, Yesterday’s Toolkit

What’s so wicked about wicked problems?

Media Article: For The Mandarin, Maria Katsonis briefly summarises a Policy and Society paper by B Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh). The article draws on key arguments about the high level of use, or abuse, of the concept of wicked problems in a policy context. click here to read

The New Practice of Public Problem Solving

Media article A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Tara McGuinness and Anne-Marie Slaughter present the four elements of their method. click here for article

Key issues in co-creation with stakeholders when research problems are complex

Journal article The extensive literature on research co-creation is mostly based on problems being treated as clearly defined and solvable. Gabriele Bammer explores the impact on co-creation when problems are complex. click here to read