Solving Complex Problems

Complex Problems

  • Simply speaking, complex problems have many factors interacting with delays and chain reactions that are beyond what we can keep track of intuitively. These relationships mean that simple solutions will usually result in the creation of new problems. This family of problems is also called difficult, intractable, or wicked.

Systems Thinking

  • Using system mapping methods, together we’ll capture the complexity of interactions, extend the boundaries of the problem, and gain insight to generate solutions with long-lasting results.

Computer Simulation

  • We work with you to arithmetically describe the relationships between the key factors (modelling), and then explore how the different decisions you could make might evolve over time (simulation). Simulation enables insight into: those factors that might have the greatest influence; how the situation could evolve unexpectedly in positive or negative ways; and the possible timing of important thresholds.