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anticipate the future


In a world where the rules of the past and our expectations and understanding of the future no longer make sense, we need more than strategic plans to be futures ready. Dealing with the complexity of the emergent future needs new questions, thinking and conversations.

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anticipate the future


In a world where the rules of the past and our expectations and understanding of the future no longer make sense, we need more than strategic plans to be futures ready. Dealing with the complexity of the emergent future needs new questions, thinking and conversations.

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Thinking Futures is a foresight practice that brings people together to have conversations about the future. I help you engage with the future today and let the new into your organisation.

We work together to use the future to build individual & organisational capacity to be futures ready, moving beyond reaction and crisis management as the only strategic choices.

Explore the site and get in touch when you are ready to use the future - you will know when it's time.

 

About Thinking Futures

Who I am

I'm Maree Conway, a foresight practitioner and researcher based in Australia. I was asked to 'do foresight' in 1999 and had to google the term to know what it was. That sent me on a journey I'm still on today. Come join me and let's use the future today together.

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What I do

Strategic planning has failed us and keeps us trapped in the present. Our collective challenge is to collaborate on exploring a forward view that embraces the complexity and uncertainty of the future to generate meaningful change today.

Why I do it

Our imperative now is to put the human back into strategy, using conversations about the future that allow people the time to think strategically, to co-create their organisation's future, one they care about, engage with, own and make happen today.

How I do it

By re-connecting people with the future. Conversations about the future helps build the capacity to collaboratively anticipate the future today. I help you explore what you understand by 'the future' so that you can be futures ready today.

 

Anticipating the future

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Thinking Futures' conversations about the future framework helps you anticipate the future and use the future today as an asset, something to be engaged with, not observed from afar, to be owned not controlled and risk managed. My work puts people and collaborative processes at its core to create futures ready mindsets and strategy, both essential for deepening our understanding of today's change ecosystem and how to design strategic 'fit' in that environment.

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Challenging the Status Quo

How confident are you about your organisation's purpose in the face of your complex & uncertain environment? Do you assume your organisation will always exist? I help you design conversation spaces to explore new questions about the future, to move you beyond the status-quo.

 

Engaging with the Future

People thinking collaboratively create the future. Not a plan imposed from on high. Do your people help you create your organisation's future or do you only consult and ask for feedback? I help you design collaborative conversation spaces where people co-create your organisation's future.

 

Reframing the Future

Reframing how we use the future in our organisations helps us see there are always multiple possible futures and pathways to those futures, not a preordained future. I help you design conversation spaces to move thinking beyond getting the future right to be ready for whatever future emerges.