How to Develop Visions: A Literature Review, and a Revised CHOICES Approach for an Uncertain World

Frances O'Brien, Maureen Meadows

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Abstract

This paper reviews the visioning literature along five key dimensions: analysis of an organization's current situation, assessment of the external environment, identification of desired future vision, connection of the future to the present state, and testing the vision. It then describes one particular participative visioning methodology, which has largely been used in the public sector, the CHOICES approach. The paper then analyzes the CHOICES approach along the five key dimensions identified earlier. Gaps in the approach are identified and a revised methodology is outlined. The paper ends with a summary of results from a pilot study which tested the revised methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-515
Number of pages21
JournalSystemic Practice and Action Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Methodology
  • Scenario planning
  • Visioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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