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Find out more about foresight, what it is, why it's important in times of change and how to use it in your organisation's strategy. Use the resources here to get you started using foresight in practice and get in touch when you need facilitation, training or support to take you to the next level.
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What is Foresight?

Foresight is the learned thinking capability to explore possible futures to inform strategic decision making today.

What?

Thinking with foresight is expansive, open, collaborative and long term. It pays attention to systems, change forces, interactions and patterns. It’s beyond the mainstream, strategic, cross-disciplinary and cross industry.

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Why Use Foresight?

Foresight lets you respond proactively to complex change instead of being surprised when it arrives on your doorstep unannounced.

Why?

Foresight helps you answer strategic questions like: what changes are coming that will undermine our current business model; who will our clients be in 10-20 years;  and will our organisation be relevant in 10-20 years?
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How to Use Foresight?

Using foresight means taking a collaborative, futures facing approach to strategy to open up possibilities and identify a preferred future for your organisation.

How?

Infuse foresight in your strategy development by: monitoring change that matters continuously, building a strategic thinking capability and making time to think, and connecting the future with the present through your planning.

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NEW! THINKING FUTURES REFERENCE GUIDE

Using foresight approaches is critical for developing futures ready strategy. If you'd like to know more about using foresight or are just curious, this Reference Guide provides an introduction to foresight and using it in organisations.

Using foresight: an introduction

This guide is free and replaces a fair bit of content about futures and foresight on my site – now all in the one place for you.
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ON DEMAND COURSE: JOIN NOW What is this foresight thing all about?

This new on demand course is designed for anyone wanting to find out more about foresight or who is just starting out using foresight in organisational strategy.

What is the course about?

It provides a broad introduction to foresight and its underpinning principles that you let you familiarise yourself with what foresight is and how it can be used in strategy development.
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Ten pithy items on change that matters for your organisation's future free to your inbox each month. You'll also get access to my curated scanning site and my scanning insights. You can use the site for your own scanning too.

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As well as the newsletter, you can use my scanning site for free – access insights and store your own. Customised reports for your organisation are also available.
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