(För introduktion till denna serie bloggtexter, se http://blog.perspectus.se/?p=693)
10. Long-term orientation and visioning
Obviously complex global issues, such as those described in the SDGs of Agenda 2030, involve long-term change processes, regarding climate, environmental problems, socio-economic structures, the world order, etc. Problems caused or conditioned by properties and dynamics of very complex systems can seldom be fixed quickly, but require sustained efforts over long periods involving a multitude of different measures and strategies. Actors with strategic roles in relation to such issues must have a very long time horizon, in terms of apprehending patterns of long-term processes that generate problems, formulating visions and designing and engaging with actions in order to influence the development of complex systems. A long-term orientation is strongly related to and dependent on Complexity awareness and Perseverance.