Wicked Problems toolkit | xynteo.com


Wicked Problems toolkit | xynteo.com

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Trying to create a positive and lasting impact in our complex, interconnected world is incredibly difficult. It can sometimes feel downright impossible.

If you are faced with a complex problem and overwhelmed by the size, scale and intractability of it, this toolkit is for you. It doesn’t matter if you work in business, in government, or in the NGO world – our process works equally well in all contexts. 

These step-by-step guides to some of the methods and tools Xynteo regularly uses in our work will equip you with the knowledge and mindset you need to tackle complex problems – helping you understand them, analyse them, and find points of intervention

01An introduction to wicked problemsWhat makes a problem ‘wicked’ and seemingly impossible to solve?

02A step-by-step guide to system mappingFollow this guide to build your own system map.

03A step-by-step guide to backcasting

Follow this guide to ideate solutions by working backward from your goal.


Wicked Problems toolkit | xynteo.com