The CogniscopeLessons Learned in the Arena

  • Alexander N. Christakis
  • Kevin Dye

A response to the increasing complexity and risk of designing and planning social systems, especially inter-organizational collaborations, is to ground methodologies on well-researched principles and empirically verify the efficacy of their application. Recent examples from our arena of practice include engaging representatives of fifty organizations in planning a twenty year global Disease Elimination program, international philanthropy-government-venture capital sponsored industrial-academic consortia in Northern Ireland, external stakeholder-driven modernization of regulatory policy, Federal and State interagency coordination for resource stewardship, and statewide engagement of stakeholders in special education.


Quality Function Deployment Interdisciplinary Team Open Dialogue Requisite Variety Phase Science 
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