Leaders and companies often tell me how much they love design thinking. It provides them a tangible way to “think outside of the box” and create new pathways toward innovative action. However, once they integrate it into their organizational strategy and processes, they also tell me that they feel like a key element is still missing.
If you’re in a position of leadership today, then you’ve definitely experienced what it means to be “environmentally challenged.” Normally, this phrase refers to the frustration of being too small or too tall in a world made for “normal” people.
As social media and collaboration expand, the People Cloud can be found in every discipline and domain. Several factors are contributing to the ubiquitous nature of this emerging future: the proliferation of wearables, the emergence of the worldwide connectivity, and the advancement of mobile and sentient technology.
There are 7 shifts dramatically altering business, society, and technology, and they are a result of the inevitable change taking place in response to our landscape of increasing complexity, and the subsequent emergence of new values, ideas and systems that will shape the answer to the question of “What’s next?”
No matter what industry or role you are in, you are grappling with uncertainty. How do you prepare for a future that seems to be changing too rapidly to grasp? How do you innovate and remain on the cutting edge when you’re not even sure where that edge is?
Strategic Foresight is an organizational, social, and personal practice that allows us to create functional and operational views of alternative futures and possibilities.
We are operating in an increasingly complex environment, where linear and mechanistic processes do not work. To overcome this issue, The Futures School™ leverages a process that mimics natural growth curves.