Nurjatud probleemidest räägitakse ikka enam, kuid praktikad on visad ilmuma. Ja see on arusaadav, sest eeldab tõsist õppetööd. Siinviidatu on väga kasulik tekst organisatsioonihuvilistele.

Nurjatud probleemide nurjatusest:

The frequency and intensity of wicked problems are rising, as digital technologies and the mobility of people and things make the world increasingly interconnected and complex. Furthermore, some wicked problems, such as inequality, resource scarcity, and waste accumulation, put further pressures on the system, which catalyzes further wicked problems in an endless cycle that is disrupting both business and society.

Strateegiatega tegelejate lihtsustused:

Strategy scholars assume that an organization’s actions can be isolated from the highly dynamic, uncontrollable social-ecological systems in which the organization is embedded. They adopt deterministic thinking, rather than the probabilistic inferences characteristic of dynamic environments.

Süsteemmõtlemisele lähemale:

We suggest that systems thinking will help strategy scholars more fully recognize and embrace the complexity involved in tackling wicked problems within the limits of planetary boundaries (Whiteman et al., 2013). This requires strategy scholars to recognize that wicked problems have no clear boundaries, exhibit non-linear dynamics, and require new ways of thinking.


In this essay, we begin by providing a short overview of the history of systems thinking and its core principles.


Whereas reductionist thinking examines parts to understand the whole, systems thinking considers the context in which parts are embedded. […] We propose that systems thinking can help strategy scholars investigate co-evolutionary dynamics, advance processural insights, and recognize tipping points and transformative change of wicked problems.

Viimane vihje lugemishuviks:

Systems thinkers hesitate to describe simplified problems and solutions, yet editors and reviewers of strategy journals are often looking for simplicity. Systems thinkers recognize that most outcomes, especially at more macro level of analysis are unpredictable in the short term. Yet, most strategy journals seek significant solutions.

Grewatsch, S., Kennedy, S., & (Tima) Bansal, P. (2021). Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking. Strategic Organization.