THE FUTURES ARE MANY!

Futures Studies and its branches, such as Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning, are the practice of systematically looking into the future, challenging assumptions and embracing uncertainty.

It is used by practitioners—commonly called futurists—to facilitate conversations about emerging issues and transformations, and especially

More than a discipline or a profession, Futures Studies is a necessary skill for everyone involved in INNOVATION, RISK MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS STRATEGY.

Futures are:

Multiple and coexisting.

Not predictable, we have choices.

Not predetermined, we have alternatives.

Designable, we can influence them with intentional and conscious action.

We have moved from a vuca world into a bani world.

  1. Volatile
  2. Uncertain
  3. Complex
  4. Ambiguous
  1. Brittle
  2. Anoxious
  3. Non-linear
  4. Incomprehensible
Icone Radar
Icone Escudo
Icone Radar

The Radar: Futures Studies

Perceive early warnings and imagine alternatives

The Shield: Risk Management

Mitigate consequences of the unexpected

The Sword: Innovation

Ensure competitive advantage and develop short-and long-term solutions

Elements of Future Studies

FUTURE ARCHETYPES, STEEP SCENARIOS, CHANGE ENGINES