The Pros And Cons Of Ecosystem

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Poverty, Hunger, Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Environmental Damage, Lonely Elderly, Poor Graduation rates, inaccessible health care, these are issues we know well. Wicked problems that have plagued us for generations because they are ‘Wicked Problems,” Such problems are complex and involve a range of different constituents with competing objectives, they plague us because they defy our traditional means of problem solving, they are interwoven and difficult to untangle. “Not only do conventional processes fail to tackle wicked problems, but they may exacerbate situations by generating undesirable consequences” - John Camillus, Author of Harvard Business Review. Not only do conventional processes fail to tackle wicked problems but also exacerbate situations by generating undesirable consequences. So to understand the Ecosystem, within any given social scenario, Education, Health Care, Resource Conservation or hunger alleviation, there are many different groups of people involved. In social innovation, the members of the ecosystem are the customers for whom they are trying to create value and improve satisfaction. There are several needs that are conflicting so that creating value for one group may detrimentally affect the needs of another group. Conflicting needs are often the source of the problem within the social scenario and a key part of the instability and dissatisfaction of the ecosystem. A fine example of an ecosystem in the education space, most members of the

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