Scenarios in Public Policy / Edition 1

Scenarios in Public Policy / Edition 1

by Gill Ringland
     
 

In this practical and comprehensive guide Gill Ringland shows how scenario thinking can help public sector organizations think about uncertainty in a structured way and manage their own future.

In use at Royal/Dutch Shell since the 1960s, scenario thinking is now widely accepted as a valuable method for making informed decisions. This book focuses on the use of

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Overview

In this practical and comprehensive guide Gill Ringland shows how scenario thinking can help public sector organizations think about uncertainty in a structured way and manage their own future.

In use at Royal/Dutch Shell since the 1960s, scenario thinking is now widely accepted as a valuable method for making informed decisions. This book focuses on the use of scenarios for developing public policy, whether by engaging the public or for use within government. Drawing on a wealth of global examples Scenarios in Public Policy will provide managers at all levels with the knowledge, best practice guidelines and a practical toolkit to use scenarios in the public sector.

It is worth remembering that everything possible today was at one time impossible, it therefore follows that everything impossible today may at sometime in the future be possible.

But, most importantly, in the end the future is not something that happens to us. The future is what we do.

This book is for anyone who realizes that the future will no longer replicate the past but is still struggling to come to terms with, and cope with, the uncertainties of the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470843833
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/18/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author

Acknowledgements

Abbreviation

Introduction

Part I: Scenarios in Public Policy

Summary

Four Scenarios for Public Education in Seattle

Rotterdam and Arnhem

Mission and Consequences in Bueren

Scottish Enterprise's use of Scenarios

Tackling big issues in 24 hours

Scenarios for Sustainable Development

VISIONS scenarios on the future of Europe

Foresight Futures 2001

Lessons Learned

Part II: Scenarios in the Public Sector

Summary

US General Services Agency- Scenarios for the Federal Workplace

Consignia and Scenario Thinking

Scenarios at the dti

Scenario Planning goes to Rome

Decision Making in the Public Sector

Lessons Learned

Part III: Making scenarios work

Summary

The Environment for Scenario Thinking

The Stages of a Project

Getting started

Deciding the question

Interviews and workshops

Scenario creation

Scenarios to plans

Linking Scenarios into the Organisation

Main points

Part IV: Scenario Thinking

Summary

Scenarios and Strategy

Strategy and Scenarios in the Public Sector

Where are we now?

Forecasts

Evolutionary models for cultural change

Comparison of Global Scenarios

Where next?

Conclusions

References

Index

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