Futures Thinking and Organizational Policy

Case Studies for Managing Rapid Change in Technology, Globalization and Workforce Diversity

  • Deborah A. Schreiber
  • Zane L. Berge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Deborah A. Schreiber
      Pages 3-34
    3. Deborah A. Schreiber
      Pages 35-53
  3. Technological Change

  4. Globalization

  5. Workforce Diversity and Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Bentil Oduro, Sunny Akpabot, Alfred Akakpo, Evans Akwasi Gyasi
      Pages 287-303
    3. Yvette Montero Salvatico, Frank Wilson Spencer IV
      Pages 347-375
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Deborah A. Schreiber
      Pages 379-389
    3. Deborah A. Schreiber
      Pages 391-406
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-416

About this book


This book proposes that organizational policies are what ensure the institutionalization and sustainability of futures thinking in organizations. It presents several case studies from corporations and other institutions that describe effective use of foresight methods and internal policies to respond to rapid change. The case studies address changing trends in technology, globalization and/or workforce diversity, and the impact on the economic and political well-being of the organization. The editors also develop an organizational capability maturity model for futures thinking as well as providing questions for discussion that promote critical review of each case chapter. This book will inform scholars and organizational leaders how best to utilize foresight methodologies and organizational policies to sustain successful management strategies within futures thinking organizations.

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future orientation organizational change corporate foresight strategic management futures thinking Innovation strategic planning organization development

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah A. Schreiber
    • 1
  • Zane L. Berge
    • 2
  1. 1.University of La VerneLa VerneUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUSA

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