Deepening the Conversations
My first exploration into the realm of our conversations about futures.
First published 2011
The nub of foresight work is conversations that lets people better understand what is happening 'out there' in the external environment so they can respond today to ensure their organisation survives in to the future. However, these conversations needs to be high quality, not the tick the box kind of conversation that often happens in organisations - you know, let's have a meeting and talk about this 'thing' that's likely to change our future if we don't respond. Oh, and let's do it in 30 minutes. I've said before that we have to make time for thinking about futures and to ensure that any foresight process is collaborative - that is, ensuring that the thinking of individuals is shared through high quality, meaningful conversations.
Today, when doing my daily trawl through emails and RSS feeds, I came across three items that all talked in one way or another about deepening the conversation about the future.
1. Social, Progress and the Lazy Brain
The first was a blog wr…