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Exploring Microsoft Future of Work Scenarios

Exhibit 1: Resources on scenario planning

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A few key publications can provide an overview of the art, science, and application of the scenario planning process:

  • Fahey, Liam, and Robert M. Randall, eds. 1998. Learning from the Future. New York: Wiley.

    A collection of articles that offers several points of view on scenario planning.
  • Schwartz, Peter. 1991. The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World. New York: Doubleday.

    One of the best process books on the market for the business reader. Current economic and technological events and realities render many of the examples archaic, but the process and the framework remain a valuable source.
  • van der Heijden, Kees. 1996. Scenarios — The Art of Strategic Conversation. New York: Wiley.

    One of the best books on the subject, bringing together scenarios with strategy. As a founder of GBN and a practitioner at Shell, van der Heijden is an insightful and original source on the topic.