This guidebook is a step-by-step resource designed to promote managerial foresight in public and private sector organizations and to foster a better understanding of near-term risks and opportunities.
The third product in the Knowledge Mobilization Accelerator series, it is designed for well-established organizations with a demonstrated proficiency in knowledge mobilization processes and activities.
Key Focus Areas
Developing a Global Mindset contains a portfolio of cost-effective techniques in support of:
- Leveraging breakthrough insights about emerging risks and opportunities for strategic impact;
- Collecting actionable feedback about operational performance under different conditions of uncertainty; and,
- Integrating managerial foresight in the strategic planning cycle.
How this Guidebook is Structured
Part One sets the context for the discussion with a brief overview of knowledge mobilization. This section defines knowledge mobilization, explains its growing importance, and describes the process of knowledge creation.
Part Two is the centerpiece of Developing a Global Mindset. It outlines a process for designing a fit-for-purpose strategy to promote managerial foresight in public and private sector organizations and to foster agile thinking about emerging risks and opportunities as well as their potential consequences.
Part Three provides knowledge practitioners with six templates for use in facilitating scenario planning exercises, developing leading indicators to “stress-test” operational performance in alternative futures, and a dashboard to guide strategic planning discussions.