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Organizational Capability Model for Futures Thinking

  • Deborah A. Schreiber
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter describes a capability maturity model for futures thinking that profiles organizations as they strive toward actualizing future success. The capability for futures thinking within an organization operates along a continuum. This continuum consists of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to use of foresight and futures thinking for planning and taking action. The stages along the continuum describe the level of maturity an organization exhibits for collecting and analyzing data to actualize change related to future outcomes. These efforts are not dissimilar to re-engineering processes in that there is a redefining of roles and responsibilities to facilitate teamwork, collaboration (with internal and external business partners), distributed decision making, and innovative strategies for allocation of resources.

Keywords

Capability maturity model for futures thinking Re-engineering processes Foresight Organizational policy Institutionalizing futures thinking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah A. Schreiber
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  1. 1.University of La VerneLa VerneUSA

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