A Delphi Project
NZ is going to experience, or is already experiencing, a series of major challenges. Covid. Climate Change. Housing and demographic shifts to name a few.
Rather than go along with the traditional middle-of-the-road attempts to address, or more often to defer these problems, we need to consider significant responses, marshalling our technological and human resources to make significant inroads on issues that the last generation of politicians have lacked the strength of character to address.
One way of brainstorming solutions is to invite solutions from experts (or anyone) without prior consultation, so that they produce a wide range of quite different ideas, which may then be refined into workable and possibly integrated solutions.
This process has been used in a number of crucial decisionmaking roles, and, properly conducted, can significantly improve design and decisionmaking. It is a solution based approach however, not a representative one as such.
Why the contribution is important
The failure to address issues like climate change, habitat destruction, energy creep and major sociological imbalances like inequality shows that existing policy mechanisms are not producing the results a healthy or thriving country requires.
A Delphi project can accommodate multiple perspectives, not merely those that presently enjoy disproportionate influence.
by OBhave on March 03, 2021 at 11:08PM