Futurizing Your Organization
By Ian Wilson and James L. Morrison
"Futurizing" your organization—that is, creating an organization that thinks in the future tense, and acts in the present—is a prerequisite for success in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. Every organization—corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit—has to prepare itself for operating in a radically different environment. And that, in turn, requires the organization to change its techniques, its practices and, above all, its culture. This is a process of change that is complex, demanding, and time-consuming.
This course will examine the futurizing process from a holistic point of view, covering all aspects from the philosophical to the practical, and drawing on the presenters' broad experience in the fields of business and education. Presentations and discussions will focus on:
The course program includes preassigned readings (below), presentations, and group exercises aimed at developing a "change agenda" for different organizations. Participants will receive a course notebook containing pertinent background readings and all presentation slides.
Please review the following publications prior to coming to the workshop.:
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