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.
A Tale of Two Future Searches: A Methodology for Large Group Change Planning
April 1, 2006