Journal of Futures Studies

From Foresight to Insight: Using Scenarios Well

by Andrew Curry

Introduction

Some of the best moments I have had working with clients on futures projects as a consultant and a facilitator have been during scenarios workshops. By ‘best’, I mean those moments when a different insight emerges in the room, or a new way of interpreting the world. Even in the more everyday futures work I’ve never had the sense that I’ve been “hashing and haranguing” my way through it. Without appearing to brag, clients generally seem to feel that they have benefited. So reading Graham Molitor’s piece, my first reaction was one of sadness, that such a distinguished futurist has come to find such rich work so wearisome.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084