When an executive team develops a strategic plan, how is it that they know whether the direction they chose was the ‘right’ or ‘best’ one? What options had they considered? What assumptions did they make? What did they ignore (consciously or otherwise)? Strategic foresight helps answer those questions, and demands that people are clear about the future they want to create. This post follows on from part one. Read more
There have been thousands of foresight processes run in Australia and overseas since the 1940’s. Still, usually when someone asks me what I do and I answer that I am a foresight practitioner, I am greeted with a blank look then a small smile and a question – “what is that?” Read more
There appears, from our experience, to be a shift in the not-for-profit community service sector to ‘commercialisation’ of service delivery and care. Not-for-profit organisations are increasingly being exhorted to act more like the ‘corporate sector’ and to think ‘commercially’ when making decisions about their service delivery.
This romance is not all bad. At the same time it is not all good. Read more
At a recent conference it was stated that 75% of not-for-profit organisations or companies do not have a strategic plan!
Strategic planning can and should be a dynamic process that crystallises purpose and identifies tactics that are useful, measurable and achieve mission. Read more