In an article in Harvard Business Review in 1985, Wack wrote:
“Scenarios deal with two worlds; the world of facts and the world of perceptions. They explore for facts but they aim at perceptions inside the heads of decision-makers. Their purpose is to gather and transform information of strategic significance into fresh perceptions.”
The quotes above and below helped put some sort of sense into what scenario planning is all about for me.
“From this” (deep discussions with a range of experts) “the group aims to draw up a list of priorities, including things that will have the most impact on the issue under discussion and those whose outcome is the most uncertain. These priorities then form the basis for sketching out rough pictures of the future.”
I love the idea of ‘rough pictures of the future!’