Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Using Foresight Thinking to Enhance the Productivity of Nations

Friday 9 March 2018

As Nations look to develop their understanding of Productivity and more effective planning, National Productivity Councils are often the first point of call for Governments looking for ideas. The Asia Productivity Organisation has been running since 1961 helping its member countries develop more effective approaches. I've just spent a week in Tokyo helping a group of them think about the future

The APO https://www.facebook.com/AsianProductivityOrganization/ hosted Maree Conway of Thinking Futures and myself exploring the application of futures thinking to National Productivity. Graciously hosted by Dr Santhi Kanoktanaporn and his excellent team here in #Tokyo and attended by all the NPO heads from #Vietnam #Malaysia #SriLanka #Thailand #India #China #Indonesia and the #Philippines. We're very much looking forward to the next phase working with each Country to build their futures thinking and strategic planning capabilities.

We introduced the group to #StrategicForesight, provided them with a series of frameworks for establishing their #ForesightDepartments and showed them how to jump the persistent and debilitating gap in most approaches to #StrategicPlanning


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BBC Article on the Future of work and the likely skills needed
Monday 15 October 2018
it’s OK not to know your career path when you leave university – sometimes that won’t emerge until much later down the track,” Barber says. “We should remind kids that the pathway they select to start off with is unlikely to be their final pathway,
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Developing Strategic Foresight Capacity in the Public Sector
Sunday 9 September 2018
Have just returned from Manila where we were graciously hosted by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the central organisation developing opportunities and planning ideas for other Government agencies. Along with the DAP team we had representatives from Mongolia, Fiji, Indonesia and China all keen to add to their existing approaches to helping their countries take a more effective forward view
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Why Donations Won't Fix the Plight of Australian Farmers
Saturday 18 August 2018
The immediate needs of farming families are obvious. Feed to keep stock alive, someway of holding onto their farms under the stand-over tactics of some banks, and Rain. Donations can fix the immediate short term to an extent but they cannot fix the long term trajectory. That requires difficult conversations and an acceptance of the reality.
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