Category: Strategic Planning

What are the ‘scenarios’ in scenario planning?

What are the scenarios in scenario planning? Scenarios offer narratives about the future. Imagining the future counts as a uniquely human trait. Much of the time, however, we think about the future in the same way we live our lives, extrapolating one event after the other. Emerging technologies, social movements, environmental realizations, political legislation and.

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What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Myth of Lock-in

The Myth of Lock-in [note align=”right”]For context, read the first post in this series: What Scenario Planners Can Learn from Uncertainty in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: An Introduction.[/note] James Ogilvy, writing in Strategy + Business states that, “The old production economy was predictable because it operated in the realm of necessity; it produced goods and.

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Brexit Uncertainties: Emerging Factors & a Need for New Scenarios

Brexit Uncertainties The vote by the UK to part ways with the European Union (EU) has created a potential for disruptive uncertainties that will invalidate any long-range scenarios based that are exploring futures related to business and government. Need for New Scenarios There are likely many scenarios that looked at the implications of an UK.

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Technology Lock-in: How 20th Century Technology Keeps Small and Medium Businesses from Joining the 21st Century

Technology lock-in… “We can do this because we have technology to manipulate matter right down to the molecular level. This is an extraordinary ability, think of it! And yet some of us here can accept transforming the entire physical reality of this planet, without doing a single thing to change ourselves, or the way we.

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How to Make Strategy Stick

How to Make Strategy Stick For my Pinchot University class on Sustainability and Strategy, my students nominated the topic of making strategy stick as their discussion topic. Please join them in offering questions, comments and contributions to this list of approaches for how to make strategy stick. Have a good strategy. While some consultants and advisors.

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Strategic Planning Never Ends

Strategic planning never ends I was brought into a community college district to present on strategic planning and the fact that it never ends. This was not a kick-off meeting where I offered guidance on the process. Quite the opposite. This was a meeting held the quarter following the completion of a strategic planning process..

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Seattle Seahawks Strategy: Lessons Learned about Strategy

  Seattle Seahawks Strategy The Seattle Seahawks gave Green Bay a lesson in Strategy. Strategy represents a path toward a goal, not just a goal. Too many organizations think that listing goals is good enough. In the case of the Seattle Seahawks, those goals might read something like this: Delight the 12s Repeat as Superbowl Champions.

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Happy New Year: Strategic Thinking in Review

  Happy New Year from Serious Insights! Strategic Thinking in Review Here are the top 10 2014 insights from SeriousInsights.net: What is an Information Worker? Welcome to the Serendipity Economy Scenario Planning: Getting to the Matrix How to write a good scenario planning focal question? Five Flappy Bird Addictions That Will Make You a Better Manager Why.

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Visual recording: ‘How You Think About the Future is Dangerous’

  How You Think About the Future is Dangerous A really fun visual capture of my recent talk, “How Your Think About the Future is Dangerous” at re.comm 14 in Austria. Thank you to trendsketcher.de/Anna Luise Sulimma for the great work!

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How to write a good scenario planning focal question

The focal question in scenario planning acts as an anchor and as a fence. It anchors the project so that people are clear about what they are solving for. “The future of learning” will pull in dialog about learning, acting like gravity, placing appropriate ideas, concepts and evidence in orbit, while material not related to.

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