a Change - Put Your Real Self in the Picture
Systems think, whilst chaos rules!
To enable the organisation to create
its own future and dynamic market within the community.
To identify and make the necessary decisions to bring this
This event builds upon the concepts of Learning Organisations
and acts as a primer to the formation of strategic partnerships.
Painting unlike scenario
planning is not concerned with the consideration
of a number of possible futures and their associated markets.
Rather, it is painting a picture of our own future as it
will be. Neither is this prediction. It is having the
gift of sufficient faith in our True Selves individually
and corporatel to create our collective future. It is based
upon sharing our corporate experiences with our present
and future customers; suppliers; apparent competitors and
stakeholders of whom stockholders are a subset. Thus the
experience models the final outcome - collective responsibility
for and stewardship of the planet. This creates high yielding
and sustainable "future markets."The resultant
strategy is therefore anticipatory and dynamic. The yield
embraces the social and environmental systems
Good scenarios are both plausible and surprising. They
have the power to break old stereotypes provided the "artists"
work with their own painting and don't just admire it as
We are in a new
millennium in which the predictability horizon comes ever
closer, a new paradigm is required which frees business
from power and control as motivators.
The ultimate supplier
is the planet, and the ultimate customers are our own children.
Never mind anyone else, what sort of picture are we painting
for them? Whatever it is, it will
hang on their wall!
carry out their own research before the event without being
confined to their own discipline. This information is then
shared with the other sectors of the community mentioned
above. These scenarios are merged (at-one-ed) into a community
scenario which is then acted upon by all participants working
within the individual sectors and the community. Replication
of this experience results in sustainable common-unities;
leading ultimately to civic nationhood.
Let The Brush Be The Artist
All stages in scenario painting are covered over a two-day
period. These include identifying focal issues, key forces
in the environment, and the "logic" of the scenario.
Thereafter participants flesh out their own scenarios using
the tools provided.
Content (excluding prior research):
|The Stages of Scenario
||Selecting Your Palette
|Theory And Practice:
||Getting the Perspective
|Painting Your Picture:
||The Long View