Looking Back at Looking Forward

sharing knowledge about organisational foresight

Environmental scanning

I managed to read a bit more from Thinking about the Future today. There is a chapter on scanning…and the recent advances in “more intuitive sources of information”. Ok. Plus they advocate probing more deeply into the potential implications. It’s about “understanding and acting…more quickly”. To understand what’s emerging is to make sense of it.

Both of these are potentially powerful for use in organisational strategic thinking.

Knowledge creation comes from sharing data and information and making sense of it. There is a good outline here:
http://www.anecdote.com.au/archives/2006/03/data_informatio.html

Another useful role of the diagram shown here is the clear distinction between data, information and knowledge.

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November 21, 2007 - Posted by | foresight, knowledge networks | , , , ,

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