How can complex problems be resolved in collaborative mode ?
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL | Although there are numerous tools for resolving complex problems in business, switching to a collaborative method for tackling them tends to end in failure. Four researchers at HEC Lausanne – Stéphanie Missonier, Yves Pigneur, Dina Elikan and Hazbi Avdiji – have been trying to address the twofold challenge of collaborative working and resolving complex problems.
In a volatile and uncertain economic environment, the problems organizations face are becoming increasingly complex, confused and difficult to identify and structure. As a result, there is no longer a “right” way of resolving them, and there are more and more people from different backgrounds and roles involved in dealing with them.
In this situation, which methods and principles should be used to facilitate and optimize the process of searching for solutions in collaborative mode?
That’s what we’re inviting you to find out on the HEC Lausanne research blog, in the article “Designing solutions to complex problems”, based on the three fundamental design principles created and developed by Professors Stéphanie Missonier and Yves Pigneur, along with PhD students Dina Elikan and Hazbi Avdiji.
Get to know more about:
- Prof. Stéphanie Missonier: professor of IT Strategy & IS Governance, and Project Management, Stéphanie Missonier is interested primarily in the factors that determine a project’s success or failure and “cross-border” collaboration for addressing complex problems.
- Prof. Yves Pigneur: professor of Management and Information Systems, and a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer on business models, Yves Pigneur stands among the greatest management thinkers in the “Thinkers50” global ranking.
- Dina Elikan is a PhD candidate working on developing visual collaborative tools for co-designing solutions to wicked problems and looking at the particular problem of startup and SME brand identity.
- Hazbi Avdiji is a PhD candidate working on the role of visual tools in cross-boundary teamwork.
Department of Information Systems is made up of researchers in the fields of management, engineering and design, mathematics and logic, IT, biology and cybercrime, based on a multidisciplinary approach. It consists of two groups, one focusing on information systems and the other on complexity sciences.
par Chantal Behar