Strategic Doing confronts complex challenges not easily addressed by linear, analytic problem-solving. These “wicked” challenges are difficult to define, because they emerge from many interdependent causes. Think of innovation. Or, job growth or poverty.
Wicked problems are not often stable. They have no clear solutions. Even worse, simplistic solutions often lead to unforeseen consequences.
Practical solutions require collaboration and experimentation to figure out “what works”. Collaborative, experimental strategies overcome fragmentation with shared understanding and shared commitment.
As we work together, we build trust. And increasing levels of trust improve our capacity to design even more innovative solutions, and, more important, to accelerate our learning by doing.