Scenario Planning in Organizations: How to Create, Use, and Assess Scenarios

Scenario Planning in Organizations: How to Create, Use, and Assess Scenarios

by Thomas J. Chermack

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Overview

Scenario planning helps organization leaders, executives and decision-makers envision and develop strategies for multiple possible futures instead of just one. It enables organizations to become resilient and agile, carefully calibrating their responses and adapting quickly to new circumstances in a fast-changing environment. This book is the most comprehensive treatment to date of the scenario planning process. Unlike existing books it offers a thorough discussion of the evolution and theoretical foundations of scenario planning, examining its connections to learning theory, decision-making theory, mental model theory and more. Chermack emphasizes that scenario planning is far more than a simple set of steps to follow, as so many other practice-focused books do—he addresses the subtleties and complexities of planning. And, unique among scenario planning books, he deals not just with developing different scenarios but also with applying scenarios once they have been constructed, and assessing the impact of the scenario project. Using a case study based on a real scenario project Chermack lays out a comprehensive five phase scenario planning system—project preparation, scenario exploration, scenario development, scenario implementation and project assessment. Each chapter describes specific techniques for gathering and analyzing relevant data with a particular emphasis on the use of workshops to encourage dialogue. He offers a scenario project worksheet to help readers structure and manage scenario projects as well as avoid common pitfalls, and a discussion, based in recent neurological findings, of how scenario planning helps people to overcome barriers to creative thinking. “This book is about action and performance. Compelling and thoroughly researched, it offers every business executive a playbook for including uncertainty in the organizational change process and driving competitive advantage”. -- Tim Reynolds, Vice President, Talent and Organization Effectiveness, Whirlpool Corporation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605099088
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,027,009
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Thomas J. Chermack is assistant professor in the Organizational Performance and Change program and director of the Scenario Planning Institute at Colorado State University. He is also founder and managing partner of Chermack Scenarios. He has facilitated scenario projects at Cargill, Saudi Aramco, General Mills, Motorola, and many other companies.

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