Journal of Futures Studies

Aspirational Futures

by Clem Bezold

ABSTRACT

Futures work must help in better understanding and creating the future. This requires appropriate techniques for understanding changes in the macroenvironment, the operating environment and the organization or community at hand. It also requires a shared vision for the organization or community. The Institute for Alternative Futures has evolved “aspirational futures” as a set of techniques to enable this. While it shares similarities with other approaches to futures work, it emphasizes scenario development that includes likely, challenging and visionary scenarios.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084