NotesThe term wicked problem evolved out of business operations research in the 1970s to denote problems that were surprisingly difficult to resolve. Wicked problems can occur in any domain. A wicked problem is hard to solve due to factors such as complexity, uncertainty or conflict.
ExampleAn environmental problem such as climate change is a wicked problem because it requires the cooperation of many nations to solve. Technically it is a quite simple problem to solve with techniques such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and biochar.
|Overview: Wicked Problem|
A problem that is difficult to solve due to complexity, uncertainty or conflict.