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Transformative Scenario Planning Working Together to Change the Future

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ISBN-10: 1609944909

ISBN-13: 9781609944902

Edition: 2012

Authors: Adam Kahane, Kees van der Heijden

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People who are trying to solve tough economic, social, or environmental problems often find themselves frustratingly stuck. They cannot solve their problems in their current context; the larger system within which they are operating is too unstable or unfair or unsustainable. They cannot transform this system on their own, or by working only with their friends or colleagues; the system is too complex to be grasped or shifted by any one person or organization or sector. And other actors whose cooperation would be necessary to transform the system don't understand or agree with or trust one another enough to work together.This book describes a powerful new methodology for dealing with these…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Kees van der Heijden is an Associate Fellow of Templeton College, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at the Netherlands Business School, Nijenrode University. He is also Emeritus Professor of the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, Glasgow, where he has taught General and Strategic Management since 1990. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Global Business Network. Before joining Strathclyde, he was in charge of scenario planning at Royal Dutch/Shell, as head of the Group's Business Environment Division. This involved advising top management on strategy, as well as development of the process of scenario planning in which Shell has taken a worldwide leading…    

Foreword
Preface
An Invention Born of Necessity
A New Way to Work With the Future
First step: Convene a Team From Across the Whole System
Second step: Observe What Is Happening
Third step: Construct Stories About What Could Happen
Fourth step: Discover What Can and Must Be Done
Fifth step: Act to Transform the System
New Stories Can Generate New Realities
The Inner Game of Social Transformation
Resources: Transformative Scenario Planning Processes
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About Reos Partners
About the Author