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The effects of scenario planning on participant reports of resilience

The effects of scenario planning on participant reports of resilience PurposeThe purpose of this research is to examine the effects of scenario planning on participant ratings of resilience.Design/methodology/approachThe research design is a quasi experimental pretest/posttest with treatment and control groups. Random selection or assignment was not achieved.FindingsResults show a significant difference in reports of resilience for the scenario planning treatment group and no significant difference for the control group.Research limitations/implicationsLimitations include the use of self-report perception measures, possible social desirability of responses and a lack of random selection and assignment.Practical implicationsPractical implications imply that scenario planning can be viewed as a legitimate tool for increasing resilience in organizations.Social implicationsOrganizations with an ability to adjust quickly and recover from difficult conditions means reduced layoffs and healthy economic growth.Originality/valueWhile there is increasing research on scenario planning, to date, none has examined the effects of scenarios on resilience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

The effects of scenario planning on participant reports of resilience

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-9012
DOI
10.1108/EJTD-08-2015-0068
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this research is to examine the effects of scenario planning on participant ratings of resilience.Design/methodology/approachThe research design is a quasi experimental pretest/posttest with treatment and control groups. Random selection or assignment was not achieved.FindingsResults show a significant difference in reports of resilience for the scenario planning treatment group and no significant difference for the control group.Research limitations/implicationsLimitations include the use of self-report perception measures, possible social desirability of responses and a lack of random selection and assignment.Practical implicationsPractical implications imply that scenario planning can be viewed as a legitimate tool for increasing resilience in organizations.Social implicationsOrganizations with an ability to adjust quickly and recover from difficult conditions means reduced layoffs and healthy economic growth.Originality/valueWhile there is increasing research on scenario planning, to date, none has examined the effects of scenarios on resilience.

Journal

European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: May 2, 2017

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