PRESS RELEASE - PERSBERICHT
of Futurist Tools - how to improve your strategy and planning processes
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Registration: 16:00-16:30, Conference: 16:30-19:15
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, De Entree 201, 1101 HG Amsterdam Zuidoost
[next to the football stadium Arena]
Our speakers and topics of the event are:
Business Futures in a Digital Age
Increasing complexity, uncertainty and disruptive change is provoking
a surge of interest in longer-term thinking, better tools and early and
broader warning systems. Dr. Mike Jackson will share his extensive knowledge
of the changes being made to strategy and planning systems by forward-thinking
organisations and how leading edge suppliers are delivering new capabilities
to make the processes quicker, all-encompassing and collaborative.
The Death of A Strategist
A context of complexity, uncertainty and rapid change for both private
enterprise and public life will lead to a steady increase in the delegation
of responsibility for decision-making away from traditional centers of
control. This will create the need for organisations to continuously re-visit,
re-vise and re-envision their plans and strategic positions. Decisions
large and small will be made using participatory approaches. They will
incorporate the latest information available. This will create a burden
of work for which existing tools are inadequate. It will lead to a re-distribution
of responsibilities for which most organisations are ill-prepared. Patrick
Crehan looks at how the nature of decision-making is changing and how
it will continue to change in the future. He looks at associated changes
in the burden of work, shifts in the location of responsibility that this
implies and the challenges that decision support systems of the future
will need to address. He provides a vision of the future of decision-making
in both private enterprise and public life.
'The Wisdom of Crowds' by James Surowiecki.
The subtitle of this book is 'Why the Many are Smarter than the Few' and
'How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations'.
The final chapter is especially interesting in that it considers the future
of democracy as a form of collaborative decision-making.
The New Wave of Futuring:
Co-Sensing –> Co-Presencing –> Co-Creating
This will be an experiential introduction to the "U model" featured in
Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, co-authored by Peter
Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers.
Introduction to THEORY U: Leading from the Emerging Future
Presencing as Social Technology of Freedom
Otto Scharmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and our moderator Bert
van Lamoen, Dean,
EBBS International Business School.
The language is English.
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on preferred futures. It involves
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