The Social Labs Revolution : A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges EPUB
by Zaid Hassan
Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges-from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change-are not working.
These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances.
They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans.
Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response.
Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholdersâ€”not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those solutions in the real world, use the data to further refine them, and test them again.
Hassan builds on a decade of experienceâ€”as well as drawing from cutting-edge research in complexity science, networking theory, and sociologyâ€”to explain the core principles and daily functioning of social labs, using examples of pioneering labs from around the world.
He offers a new generation of problem solvers an effective, practical, and exciting new vision and guide.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
- Publication Date: 03/02/2014
- Category: Social welfare & social services
- ISBN: 9781626560758
- PDF from £17.47