Tailorable, Inter-Enterprise and Cross-cultural Collaboration using Virtual Sandplay in Action Evaluation
A symbology is sought to represent diverse worldviews of entities so a decision support system can adapt, on-the-fly to changes in the environment and situational factors. Actual conflict resolution work is considered with current social theory. Worldviews should be elicited and inter-related to reveal shared goals. The power of the “why” question is explored for tacit knowledge elicitation. Virtual sandplay from psychotherapy is proposed for combination with the Action Evaluation collaboration tool to reveal the complexity of intertwined worldviews. The central goal of Action Evaluation is to find a joint action plan that is doable from the different worldviews of the different stakeholders in a collaborative effort to facilitate the discovery of connections between these worldviews, because the action plan must be workable from the perspective of all stakeholders. Tailorability is proposed to facilitate adaptation to user needs. Lines of future inquiry are proposed.
Keywords: Tailorability, Tacit Knowledge Elicitation, Worldview, Data Mining, Cross-Functional Groups, Conflict Resolution
Dr. Kirk Weigand
Research Scientist, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Waleed Smari
Professor, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton