"Out of the box thinking involves exploring new scenarios. In our search for solutions we too often jump on the most apparent solution without giving sufficient thought to its consequences. Developing several scenarios allows further consideration of alternatives. Scenario development is a simple process. The objective is to look at several approaches to resolving the same problem but from different perspectives. Not all managers will accept the idea of preparing scenarios. Scenarios confront managers with the realities. Their judgment has served them well in the past so why bother."
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