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Author Kahane, Adam.

Title Transformative scenario planning : working together to change the future / Adam Kahane.

Imprint San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 126 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series A BK currents book
BK currents book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents An invention born of necessity: the Mont Fleur scenario exercise -- 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 Destino Colombia project -- The inner game of social transformation.
Summary The first book to describe a powerful new methodology for making progress on seemingly intractable societal challenges; Written by the originator of this methodology, this is a concise and concrete handbook for applying it in any applicable situation; Features vivid and often extraordinary examples from around the world of this methodology in action. 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 the actors whose cooperation would be necessary to transform the system don't understand or agree with or trust each other enough to work together. This book describes a powerful new methodology for dealing with this increasingly common set of challenges. Transformative Scenario Planning is a creative and constructive way for actors from across a whole system to work together to transform that system. It is a way for them to get unstuck and to move forward on solving their tough problems. Transformative Scenario Planning takes the well-established methodology of adaptive scenario planning--rigorously constructing a set of stories of alternative possible futures--and turns it on its head. It uses scenarios not only to understand and adapt to the future but also to challenge and change it. It offers a way for us to transform ourselves and our relationships with one another and thereby to transform the systems of which we are part.-- Publisher description.
This is the first book focused on how to do and use scenario planning - which is one of the most widely used tools in the world for strategic planning, change management, innovation, problem solving, and similar purposes - for social change at the community, national, and global levels. Adam Kahane is one of the world's pioneers and leaders on this topic and he is the author of two bestselling books.
Note Print version record.
Subject Conflict management.
Social problems.
Social change.
Social planning.
Problem solving.
Social sciences -- Simulation methods.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Conflict management. (OCoLC)fst00874778
Cooperation. (OCoLC)fst00878116
Problem solving. (OCoLC)fst01077890
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social planning. (OCoLC)fst01122726
Social problems. (OCoLC)fst01122778
Social sciences -- Simulation methods. (OCoLC)fst01122978
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kahane, Adam. Transformative scenario planning. 1st ed. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012 9781609944902 (DLC) 2012024104 (OCoLC)781679383
ISBN 9781609944919 (electronic bk.)
1609944917 (electronic bk.)
9781609944926 (electronic bk.)
1609944925 (electronic bk.)
9781609946333 (electronic bk.)
1609946332 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000052912991
AU@ 000053284568
CHNEW 000620797
DEBBG BV042966836
DEBSZ 397380224
DEBSZ 423759140

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