Jerome Glenn: Factors Required for Successful Implementation of Futures Research in Decision Making

Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Peace Intelligence
Jerome Glenn
Jerome Glenn


The following table shows the information flow of this report:

Table 1

Sources of Information for this report
Conclusions and Recommendations
Correspondence with Futurists
and review of articles to identify
and write examples of futures in decisionmaking
Impediments to the use
of Futures Research
Factors required for the timely use of Futures Research in decisionmaking
Interviews with decisionmakers
and policy advisors
�including the moral issues with the decisionmaker Recommendations for institutional usage of Futures Research
Questionnaires to
Global Lookout Panel
Information found to be
useful in the timely use of Futures Research
Experience of the Authors

More than 250 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers from over 50 countries participated in the questionnaires and interviews for this study. Representatives in ten locations around the world translated and distributed the questionnaires and conducted interviews in Rome, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Aspendale (Australia), London, Teheran, Beijing, Cairo, Madurai (India), Tokyo, and Olomouc (Czech Republic).

The interviews asked policy makers to think about situations in which early warnings were given and timely actions followed. For those situations they were asked to identify the type of information that had been important to effective decisionmaking. The questionnaires asked the “Global Lookout Panel” to assess the results of the interviews, and to provide additional illustrations of information about the timely use of early warnings.

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