The cultivation of cognitive habits and skills that are particularly important in complex systems. In many such situations, we suffer from a poverty of the imagination where we aren’t able to see futures that depart substantially from existing pathways. The capacity to ‘future’ - which was the topic of the Wicked India course that ended in December - should be widely distributed and even a brief exposure to that skill can us break free from business as usual.
Once we have a sense of the future, we have to ask ourselves:
How do we get there?
Whether it’s a viral epidemic or climate change, the quality of our response to a societal crisis depends on the strength and depth of our communities: their capacity for compassion, for adaptive leadership and the resources they bring to the problem.
We need the stamina and the organization to stay the course. That’s where Public Problem Solving can help aggregate our talents and wisdom, where we define Public Problem Solving to be the self-organized, coordinated, open and democratic delivery of goods in the public interest.
Our next course will be on Public Problem Solving
We will be making an announcement about the course soon.