Marcus Kirsch’s superpower is to see problems at both the macro and micro scales. In The Wicked Company, he surveys the landscape to help us understand how, when and why change happens; then he dives deep to help us figure out how to capitalize on it.
It's a wicked world, and we live in wicked times, facing complex challenges that are intractable (and even incomprehensible) to traditional, tame—that is to say mechanistic and reductionistic—tools, organizations, strategies, and mindsets. Marcus Kirsch wades right in to wrassle the beast to the ground. Get in there and get dirty with him.
It's clear more and more enterprises face wicked problems in their businesses, ones that mutate even as you work on them. For that you need wicked solutions, so let this engaging book by Marcus Kirsch be your guide.
Marcus takes us on a fascinating canter through history to explain the evolution of our predominant ‘tame’ company cultures, structures and practices, before laying out a blueprint for building a wicked company mindset fit to tackle the biggest problems facing our customers and society at large. For those who believe in a people-first and design led approach to change, this book is a must read - let the Wicked Games begin!
If knowing the problem is half of the solution, then 'The Wicked Company' is a vital piece to understanding the challenges ahead for any organisation.