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Scenario-based strategy to enhance multi-stakeholder collaboration and strategic agility in policy organisations

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This paper discusses how a 7-step scenario-based strategising approach can be used in policy-making to engage important stakeholders in a collaborative, future-oriented decision process that makes optimal use of internal and external resources at different levels of seniority. The process ties strategy formation to the underlying purpose and mission of the organisation, while stimulating attention to key external drivers of change that the policy organisation will have to respond and adapt to. It shows how non-predictive contextual scenarios can direct attention to operating contexts that may be markedly different from the status quo, but also how the implied multi-fold options may be kept manageable by way of a Parmenides matrix which clarifies optimal paths and necessary trade-offs. The process provides a platform for articulation with stakeholder groups and the public at large in the process of future-thinking and future solution-building, with implications for improved decision-making in policy formation for public benefit.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) – Future in the Making
- Brussels
Duration: 4 Jun 20185 Jun 2018


Conference6th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) – Future in the Making

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