A Tale of Two Future Searches: A Methodology for Large Group Change Planning

Change Management

One of the most frequently asked questions in change management is how can we  build genuine and inclusive support for change within our organization, and do  it quickly? One answer to the dilemma of time versus wide participation is to  use a large group whole systems change process. In this article, the author  examines one of the whole systems processes, Future Search, and presents two  case studies of its application in two very different change management  scenarios: a regional economic development story from Canada and the creation  of a national suicide prevention policy in Ireland.

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