Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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The Drive to Make Futures Thinking Pragmatic

Thursday 14 March 2019

I've writen a fair bit over the years about the need to move futures thinking out of a theoretical approach and into a more applied model.

Recently I've come off a 6 month project working with the Asian Productivity Organisation, an entity that brings together 20 member countries and their core government policy makers. The main focus of that project - how to make policy decisions that take into account emerging issues. This is, as the saying goes, 'right in my wheelhouse'

Policy without future awareness is expecting the same kiond of unchanged future is likely. Future awareness without alignment to operational and policy decisions is just pie in the sky dreaming. Teaching these Government Ministers and Policy directors how to work through tieing both aspects together has seen plenty of 'ah haaa' moments and it's been a dleight traveling to Tokyo, Manila, Bangkok and Colombo to work closely with these groups. The hosts were always generous, the multi country participants always engaged and the outcomes thus far have been surprisingly influential.

There's more to come later this year too with Fiji hosting representatives from another 8 countries. Strategic Forsight is the pragmatic and applied approach to engaging with the emerging issues so that we can help shape the future towards the kind we want.


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If that, then what? The question that unlocks almost everything
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Decision making is an interesting field of inquiry. I'm about three months in to a long term contract with an organisation working on enabling its people to be more effective and the thought that keeps popping into my head is 'Start with the End'
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Employee Engagement Beyond the Workplace
Thursday 1 August 2019
My most recent long term client contract had me specialise in Employee Engagement, something I'd done consistently at the Senior and Middle Managers level. But this client need was across the board and at a time when major changes were occuring.
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Social Issues Hackathon co hosted by Casey and Dandenong
Friday 26 July 2019
Great to see some quality collaboration between the City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong aimed at addressing or tackling Social Issues and importantly bridging the divide between 'our area' and 'their area' artificial boundaries. Well done to both Councils
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