Category: Strategic Planning

Six Reasons to Use Scenarios During Strategic Planning

Six Reasons to Use Scenarios During Strategic Planning Clients often ask what value scenario planning brings to the strategic planning process. We outline six ways that scenario planning enhances not only the scenario planning process, but also increases an organization’s leadership capacity and agility. 1. Use Scenarios During Strategic Planning to Build a Consensus Reality.

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Retro Thinking During A Difficult Kodak Moment

Way back in 2005, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a piece called "A Tense Kodak Moment." "Low-margin digital sales aren’t picking up the slack of disappearing film profits, and debt is coming due,” the piece proclaimed. This provided some prescient perspective for Eastman Kodak’s (NYSE: EK) current struggles, which it now appears to be betting on printing.

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If Governments Want Growth, They Need to Inspire Not Just Reinforce Negative Forecasts

Governments around the world need to start speaking and thinking in scenario planning terms and not just articulating single-minded dire forecasts. They need to do this in times of struggle and in times of prosperity. Today, for instance, "The Federal Reserve sharply downgraded its projections for the U.S. economy Wednesday, warning that weak growth and.

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The Pace of Change

Thinking out loud about the pace of change. The Pace of Change

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Visual Notes from my stop on the Podio World Tour

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Anne Arkie Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

This is the last installment of the Enterprise 2.0 Organization Next personas. These stories recognize my interpretation of the data provided by conference attendees. The stories are intended to provide a sense of the scenario constraints, and how the constraints of that future shape the people and their behaviors based on the four contexts provided..

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Nikita Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Nikita Freelance Planet It’s the buzz, it’s the buzz it’s the buzz. That’s Nikita’s job. To figure out the buzz. As the Director of Conversational Analytics Nikita needs to tell her clients what their people are talking about. She works for a number of companies, but insists on the same title everywhere. It’s in the.

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Organization Next Workshop Follow-up. The Inca Persona. #e2conf #organizationnext

Inca Trial Separation The phone rings. Inca answers it. It is her boss. This time of morning it always her boss. Inca works for BankChina. She is the human resources manager, reporting to the Vice President of Operations. Inca and her boss take their jobs very seriously. She wants to work at the bank for.

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Anybody Who Doubts the Need for Scenario Planning needs to Read Michael Shermer

At the heart of scenario planning is the belief that we all fall pray to our biases, and that only techniques like scenario planning can help us expand our intellectual horizons in order to see things we might ignore, hear things we might tune out, and incorporate knowledge we might otherwise find blasphemy or hypocrisy. .

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Assessing Risk: The Cloud Has No History

Cloud computing seems to be the perfect technology for people with short attention spans. As I watch the commercials and read the ads about trusting the cloud for business, I keep wondering how these firms have established their credibility and garnered trust. The answer is, they earn trust only so far as trust is built.

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