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

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Stage 5: Review the opportunities and challenges

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Figure 27 The gradual development of islands sketch scenarios over time

In the final part of the workshop, take time to review your island(s) and consider the implications, opportunities, and challenges. If this future came to pass, what would be the wisest choices for us to make today? How would our current decisions, policies, and values be judged by the inhabitants of that future island? Are there choices we can make which are resilient across a number of possible futures?

Discuss the experience with those who attended. It is useful to arrange a follow up session, because after the workshop participants will often reflect on what they have learned and consolidate their thinking. A follow up session provides a space for participants to share their reconsidered inputs, perhaps redraw their sketches and they may have additional views to talk about.

Review the opportunities and challenges further and then develop your options for the purposes required. The approach for developing options and presenting these to others will depend on the purpose of your workshop and your organisational needs.