Transforming Public Institutions: Some Conclusions from Applications of Scenario Planning Method to Determine Strategic Directions

by Azhari-Karim


This paper explores the efforts at transformation undertaken by four public institutions in Malaysia in response to Government demand. Their experiences are discussed and analysed based on the different methods chosen by the institutions in mapping their future strategic actions. What became clear is that scenario planning methods were found to be more superior to strategic action planning methods for some but not for the others depending on the initial objectives of their transformation initiatives. The former allowed for a leadership to assume a full charge of the process and attain a clear-sighted vision of a possible or a preferred future thus enabling the institutions concerned to determine their strategic directions at transformation.

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