Prof John Oliver recently delivered a webinar talk to UNDP representatives from the Ukrainian and UK parliaments. The topic – the value of futures thinking – draws on Prof Oliver’s work on managing strategic uncertainty using scenario planning, and forms the basis of his current work with the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology.
Scenario planning is a management tool that enables its users to develop a long-term strategy in the most complex working environments. It uses a systematic and imaginative approach that allows users to move away from fixed forecasts of the future, and in doing so, creates a more holistic exploration of a strategic issue, which leads to the development of organisational strategy and action.
If you’d like to find out more about Scenario Planning, please have a look at the following publication:
Oliver, J. J., & Parrett, E. (2018). Managing future uncertainty: Reevaluating the role of scenario planning. Business Horizons, 61(2), 339-352.