I've been asked to deliver a presentation to another part of the organisation next week. The 'directions' were that it was to be about the future, and it was to be motivational, but apart from this I seem to have a fairly free rein. My working title is:
"The future, the nature of optimism and the daily grind."
I'm passing on doing any economic (or other) forecasting, as my experience has been in most organisations like this one that it will not be embedded into other processes, which is essential if it to be of any use at all; on optimism I'll be talking about Martin Seligman (and a few others of similar ilk); and using some analysis from the Workplace Research Centre (formerly the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training at the University of Sydney) for the daily grind bit.
Any comments that anyone would care to volunteer will be gratefully taken in to consideration.
If it actually happens (see comment about forecasting above), I will report.