Clare Cooper, design lecturer at the University of Sydney, describes how futuring techniques can help us think collectively and build agency, particularly when we feel it is slipping away.
This study showcases the value, in terms of practical impact and tangible outcomes, that foresight drives in change.
Change management efforts often fail because they focus on the issues as they bubble up to the surface. This results in Band-Aid solutions that fail to address the underlying culture and guiding narratives of an organization.
In 2014 I was asked to step out of the day-to-day of the business I helped launch and assume the new role of Chief Strategy Officer. The role was mine to define, but it rose out of the need for our organization, a provider of financial services, to become deliberate in our growth. We had grown from a business plan in 2007 to a balance sheet that experienced 1000% growth and made the Inc. 500 in 2012. I was struggling…
President and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Tim Giuliani and Kedge Founder/TFS Co-Founder Frank Spencer discuss how Strategic Foresight is the core to the seven-county region’s Launch to Tomorrow.