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Hybrid working: planning for the future
Hybrid working: planning for the future

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This free course was written by Martin Roots and Esther Spring, with support from Chantine Bradstock, Anne Gambles and Sue Lowe.

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Figure 1: WhitcombeRD; Getty Images

Figure 2: © 2022 The Millennium Project

Figure 3: © United Nations

Figure 4: The Welsh Government; Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Figure 5: © Futures Platform 2022

Figure 7: Exhibit 2 from “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company”, January 2021, McKinsey & Company, Copyright © 2022 McKinsey & Company. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.

Figure 8: from The Global Risks Report, 17th Edition, Insight Report, © World Economic Forum

Figure 9: © World Economic Forum; adapted by the Open University

Figures 11, 12, 13 and 14: from Simon Sinek's Start With Why? page 37. Sinek S. (2011)

Figure 15: ©Sola and Couturier (2014)

Figure 16: ©Impact Innovation adapted by the Open University

Figure 17: from Porter, M. (2008) Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, New York, Free Press.

Figure 18: from: Wicked and less wicked problems: a typology and a contingency framework, Policy and Society; John Alford & Brian W. Head (2017)

Figure 19: adapted by Sarkar and Kotler (no date) from Rittel and Webber (1973);

Figure 20: The Cynefin Company; about-us/ about-cynefin-framework/

Figure 21: Future Generations Commissioner for Wales;

Figure 22: Rafael Ramirez and Angela Wilkinson, Oxford University press, 2016

Figures 24 - 28: based on Islands in the Sky by Matt Finch of, derived from the Oxford Scenario Planning Approach".

Figure 30: © 2020 Sooner Safer Happier Ltd

Activity 19: Islands in the Sky by Matt Finch of,

Table 5: Blythe, J. (2001) Essentials of marketing, 2nd edition, Harlow, Financial Times/Prentice Hall.


Video 5: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action; TEDx Talks; licenses/ by-nc-nd/ 4.0/

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