Much of what can be observed is the future.

futurethinking

Knowing the future | Creating the future - the centre for future studies


 




Knowing the future

Provides the knowledge for managing change
Identifies threats and opportunities
Frames possible and probable futures and their implications
Informs strategic planning & product development


Research:

Quantitative
Qualitative
Delphi studies
Horizon scanning
Literature searches

 

Analyses:

Quantitative trend analyses
Qualitative trend analyses
Cross-impact analysis
Causal layered analysis
Morphological analysis
Precursor analysis
Scenario development
Force field analysis

 

Forecasting:

Trend forecasting
Projections

 

Creating the future

Sets the vision for the organisation
Defines the preferred future for the organisation
Draws roadmaps to that preferred future
Determines the strategic agenda

 

Visioning:

Brainstorming/Imagination
Creative imagery
Synectics (Excursions into the future)
Scenario planning
Backcasting
Roadmapping

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