Published: 10th May 2013

The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. — Isaac Asimov The world will see many global scale changes over the coming decades – environmental, technological, social and economic. The Schumacher Institute, a Bristol-based independent research organisation, is concerned about resilience to these changes. It is helping organisations to improve their preparedness for the risks and opportunities of the future. At the heart of the Prepare for Change (P4C) project is the monitoring unit; a ‘crow’s nest’ from which horizon scanning is conducted. The Schumacher Institute collects early and weak signs of change, listens to what the experts are saying and gathers predictions, forecasts and opinions. A workshop participant noted that the project is, quite … (To read the full article, subscribe below)