Tackling Wicked Problems

The Australian Public Services organization is providing yet another public service in writing and publishing “Tackling Wicked Problems: A Public Policy Perspective”. In this year of US Presidential elections, finally some truths.

“Successfully solving or at least managing these wicked policy problems requires a reassessment of some of the traditional ways of working and solving problems in the APS. They challenge our governance structures, our skills base and our organisational capacity.

It is important, as a first step, that wicked problems be recognised as such. Successfully tackling wicked problems requires a broad recognition and understanding, including from governments and Ministers, that there are no quick fixes and simple solutions.”

See the full report at http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications07/wickedproblems.htm.

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