Use horizon scanning and strategic foresight to spot opportunities and make plans for new products and services.
Looking into the near future causes us to lift our heads from the immediate activities and projects we’re working on, and the short deadlines we’re working to.
We might have a good idea that something is highly likely to happen, but because it’s not a priority yet, we don’t act.
But what if we did start preparing now? What if we did come up with ideas to take advantage? Wouldn’t that put us in a better position?
Looking into the far future removes barriers and constraints to our thinking. It helps us to come up with original, ambitious ideas – that might well lead us to ideas for exciting projects and actions that we can build and implement far sooner than 2037.
Research shows that we use the same part of the brain for envisioning the future as for recalling memories. So, if you try to envision the car of the future, your brain will help you out by serving up existing car images to help you build this vision.
This clearly limits our ability to think about the future. How can we generate our own original scenarios if they’re so wedded to things we have already experienced or discovered?
This workshop takes participants on a journey through:
- Why future thinking is hard
- How to think about the future
- How to cope with future developments
- Looking into the near future
- Looking into the far future
Participants spend time thinking about how the future will affect their role, team and organisation, and consider how they can start making changes now to improve or take advantage.
Our 90 minute or three-hour workshops help people gain confidence in their natural creative abilities and learn practical tools and techniques.