4Second Step: Observe What Is Happening

THE SECOND STEP of a transformative scenario planning project is for the scenario team to build up a rough shared understanding of what is happening in the system of which they are part and which they want to influence. They come to this work with differing positions in and perspectives on the system, and so this process requires them to go beyond their established views and to see with fresh eyes. It requires them to see not just their part of the system but more of the whole system. It requires them to open up and inquire and learn.

Enabling More People to See More of the Whole

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