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What is Scenario Thinking?

Outcomes of Scenario Thinking

Expanded & Shared Mindset

  • As teams work together to create scenarios, they develop a shared understanding of issues for the future that pertain to their industry, organization or profession.

  • Scenarios are a thinking tool that can apply to many instances.

  • Once trends have been noted and explored they will continue to be noticed.

Implications & Options for Strategic Planning

  • When the scenario grid has been completed the team identifies Implications for their own businesses.

  • Given the implications they then generate Options to address future possibilities.  These actions may take several forms: 1) No-brainers—actions that address multiple Futures, 2) Little Bets—small investments that will put the organization ahead (e.g a new partnership).

  • Critical weak signals can be monitored.

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