February 16, 2019
On Saturday, 16th February, the DoctorateHub presented Tackling Wicked Problems, creating a lively discussion on participants’ experiences and current wicked problems being faced, how to identify and deal with such wicked problems. Indeed, whether the wicked problem in question can even be tamed.
Participants were able to draw on their recent or current thesis, and problems being posed in the ‘Tackling Wicked Problems – how to nail jelly to the wall!’ in their Science meets Business Advanced Training Course.
Discussions moved from understanding what is happening, the relationships within the problem and onto how to engage with stakeholders more effectively in developing and addressing wicked problems.
There was quite a discussion on the observable patterns and how these apply to each issue from a complex, complicated, chaotic or obvious perspective.
Likewise, the individual and organisational/systemic mental models brought several discussions to a defining moment in exploring individual wicked problems/issues.
Following is a sample of the slides from the webinar. The full slide set is available here.
The next webinar will held at 12noon (UK/GMT time) on 16th March 2019, covering Addressing Viva Feedback, a topic requested by various participants who are seeking to understand the next step after the Viva, where the outcome has been a minor or major revision. With the thesis journey continuing, this webinar looks at the revision phase. Register here for this or one of the upcoming webinars or short courses.