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ERIC Number: ED435687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 22
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Issue Scanning: Finding the Future...Maybe.
Plog, Michael; Sweeney, Jim; Weiss, Barry
Issue Scanning, sometimes called Environmental Scanning, is used in many business, government, educational, and nonprofit organizations. The technique is supposed to monitor the "pulse" of the external environment. The scanning process should lessen the randomness of the information used in decision making, and it should alert managers to trends and issues that may affect the organization. Each scanning process is tailored to the needs of the organization and expectations of management. This paper describes Issue Scanning as it is practiced at the Illinois State Board of Education. Staff members prepare a scanning report every 3 or 4 weeks for use by agency management and State Board members. Three professionals conduct Issue Scanning at the Illinois State Board of Education. A sample Issue Scan is presented. (Contains a list of 66 mailing list services, newsgroups, Web sites, and print media sources.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A