Navigating by the Stars: Using Futures Methodologies to Create a Preferred Vision for the Workforce, a Case Study

by Debbie Terranova

ABSTRACT

This case study demonstrates how futures methodologies led to a strategic change in a Human Resources (HR) function, and brought about a transformation in the working relationship between two disparate groups of HR professionals. The program of three one-day workshops was based on the Six Pillars of Futures Studies (Inayatullah, 2007), and structured around the specific methodology of the Futures Landscape. Other futures methodologies used to design segments of the workshop series included: Environmental Scanning, Shared History, the Futures S-Curve, Scenarios, Visioning, Causal Layered Analysis, and Backcasting.(continue…)

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