Introduction

Nothing ever stays the same - change is an obvious constant of life.

The last half century has delivered not just unimaginable, but breathtaking and exciting advances in technology. Yet, despite these many positive changes, once-healthy organizations are experiencing serious challenges maintaining or growing membership. And to complicate rmatters, leadership seems powerless to alter the trend.

This section of Building Better Organizations advances a different kind of strategic planning - one which enrolls the organization’s entire constituency - effectively ensuring the participation of all stakeholders.

It is not the standard SWOT  analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Rather, it's a process which begins in the future, and one which encourages organizations to leave their baggage behind, in order to create the opportunity to dream of and document "what can be", consistent with the organization’s vision.