- What is special about transition experiments?
- What is the outcome of the vision creation process?
- What is a key idea for a system innovation?
- How do I define the subject?
- How do I create a vision?
- Is a vision immutable?
- Is collective vision creation necessary?
- Who should I choose as participants?
- What criteria should the process meet?
- What knowledge and skills are needed?
- What to do about power differences?
- What to do if participants fall back into the obvious?
- How long does it take to formulate a vision?
How do I create a vision?
Creating a vision usually involves switching between problems and solutions (see figure below).
Start with the problem
Define the persistent problems that you want to address. The next step is to identify the underlying perverse links and structural bottlenecks. You then translate them into a key idea for a system innovation and a vision. Methods that can help you to identify problems include the causal analysis, causal loop diagrams, SCENE and narrative analysis. For these and other methods, click on 'Methods' at the top of this page and choose 'Creating a vision' in the menu under 'Cluster'.
Start with a vision
You can also start with the solution, with a vision and/or key ideas for system innovation, using them to identify the perverse links or the barriers that stand in the way of realising the vision. Methods that you can use to formulate the vision include creativity sessions, ESTEEM and scenario development. For these and other methods, click on 'Methods' at the top of this page and choose 'Creating a vision' in the menu under 'Cluster'.