Shaping the future

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Maps are arguably the best tool to understand the past and to shape the future. The past is a foreign country (L.P. Hartley), that’s why we need to understand it; the future is an amorphic territory, that’s why we need to shape it. Trivioquadrivio’s MAPPS is in action today in Milan, to help a large group of managers to build a shared road map to design organisational change.

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Where will we end by 5 o’clock?

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The past is the starting point: where do we come from as a business unit and how did we get here as a group of colleagues? Points of view are different and differences are valuable, when we need to share decisions.

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Then comes the future: how do we perceive it? What are the most relevant threats/opportunities? And the main obstacles/triggers that stop/facilitate our aims? Once again, value percolates from diversity.

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Finally it’s the group map: 60 people generate 6 different maps to tell the same story, which is never exactly the same…

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The final step is the plenary map, an Organisational Google Earth that helps participants to see what they mean, to shape what they want.

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