This is another in a series of "blogicles" on how Mess Mapping™ and Resolution Scenario Mapping processes can be used to represent, analyze, evaluate Wicked Problems and then to choose actions that ameliorate the Wicked Problem at hand.
Some Events are considered by Resolution Mapping workshop participants to be important to multiple scenarios. These Common Events are noteworthy because multiple stakeholders have an interest in the outcome.
For example, in a project to address America and Global Climate Change, a Common event might be that the Congress mandates average 50 MPG for cars produced beginning 2030. In scenarios addressing healthcare in America, a Common event might be that by 2011, 20 states mandate health insurance for all.
Various actors may work toward making or influencing the Event to happen; others may work toward preventing its occurrence, as in the case of a Must Not Happen event. Consequently, Common Events and the issues they represent will usually receive a lot more attention because more actors have a stake in the outcome.