Futures research - working with management teams

David Sims, Colin Eden

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    This paper discusses ways of looking at the future, with particular emphasis on the future as a ‘conscious dream’, and discusses an approach by which conscious dreams can be represented as explicit models. A case study is given of the use of this method with three housing managers who were enabled by it to articulate their own images of the future and understand each others' images. The benefits to be gained from such a procedure are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStrategic management in public and voluntary services
    Subtitle of host publicationa reader
    EditorsJ.M. Bryson
    Place of PublicationOxford
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

    Publication series

    NameBest of Long Range Planning (2nd Series)


    • futures research
    • management teams
    • explicit models
    • conscious dreams


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