Publication Date

February 1992


[Excerpt] Prognosticate and one thing is certain: you are likely to be wrong.

Then why speculate about Workplace 20001 Because Boulding is right; as the future unfolds, surprise is preferable to astonishment. Informed speculation enhances anticipation and understanding, the bases of informed decision-making. It produces a vision with which to agree or disagree, and the means to ascertain why. If the vision proves disagreeable, there is a baseline from which to plot a preferred scenario. For in the end, Workplace 2000 will emerge not from prediction, but from choice.


Suggested Citation
Dyer, L., & Blancero, Donna (1992). Workplace 2000: A Delphi-Study (CAHRS Working Paper #92-10). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.