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it is important to note that there are measures that are only suitable for certain situations that may not work in others. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of futuring before using it as a strategy in the organization. The origin of futuring was in the 90’s but the formal use of the same was in the twentieth century. In the past, certain practices were connected to futuring such as the use of SWOT analysis (Webb, 2017). Basically, the act of futuring is aimed at ensuring that there is proper preparation for the future. For this to happen, it is important to understand the available resources as well as those that lack in order to identify the areas to improve on as well as introduce. Basically, the need to have growth was the major influence toward having the futuristic wave. In the past, the start and development of futuring was not intentional as people did not understand it was what they were doing. However, the start made it possible to have a good preparation in trying to ensure that organizations were on a path that encouraged growth and development. In the past, people who practiced futuring identified it as a good strategic move that made success possible and long term provision of a plan that made businesses perform better. It important to understand that people have a better chance of working well with a plan that is already set out other than plans that continues to be introduced as work progresses. Despite the need for growth in the past, people did not really understand how well futuring would influence their work hence it was not highly used.
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FUTURISTS IN ORGANIZATIONS 4 As time continued, people began to appreciate the changes that the futuring practices brought hence they made them part of their day to day activities in ensuring that growth and development was achieved. As time passed, the benefits of futuring were identified in some companies especially in Europe as well as in America (Smith, 2015). This prompted a more intentional approach towards ensuring that the strategies got into the lime light and that more companies got to use it as an avenue towards long term growth and development. The use of futuring has since grown and become a common practice as shown by various stakeholders in the companies that are using the strategy to trigger growth and development in the companies.
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