As a result of the recent Great Recession, managers have to be their own futurists.
Get recommendations to improve your skills in both “futuring” and visioning.
1. Learn the theories, best practices, and skills of futuring to supplement strategic planning. This includes trend analysis beyond trend extrapolation, methods for expert judgment, and scenario generation.
2. Directly relate the trends and issues of futuring to specific patterns in customer behavior and emerging business opportunities. Seek ways to directly link futuring with visioning.
3. Develop your own point of view of the future, combining both external and internal elements, and communicate it with others, not just to convince them to see the future as you do but to engage others in a discussion of different potential points of view. This allows us to make the process participatory, with resulting buy-in and cooperation of others.
Curated by Kenneth Mikkelsen