3First Step: Convene a Team from Across the Whole System

THE FIRST STEP of a transformative scenario planning project is to enroll a team of people from across a whole system who want to—and together are able to—influence the future of that system. This system can be a community, a sector, or a country: any social-political-economic whole that is too complex to be grasped or shifted by any one of its parts.

Getting the Key Actors on Board

The political, economic, and social situation in Zimbabwe has been extremely problematic. Different domestic and foreign actors have seen the situation (what is going on and why and with what consequences) entirely differently. The result has been years of polarization, violence, and stagnation.

In 2010, six ...

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