The professional’s dilemma
For an engineer, for example, designing a bridge is a technical problem with technical solutions. There are constraints that make this bridge different from any other bridge and the engineer will have to choose the best trade-off between various design options. But these are still technical problems with technical solutions.
However, there are other problems associated with the bridge that do not lend themselves to technical solutions. Does the best technical solution cause the most social disruption? For instance does it require the greatest number of homes to be acquired? What about noise considerations for those living nearby? Does the bridge encroach on a sensitive and important environmental area?
These are problems that engineers face once during each design process. It is similar for other professionals.
ur own text