All decision makers are now facing the stress of uncertainty. “Futures thinking” comprises a range of scenario planning strategies and foresight tools that have helped companies like Shell, Google, and Amazon as well as governments like Singapore, Iceland, and Canada envision the future, enhance their decision making, and ultimately leverage the possibilities they face.
In this talk, Rahul Daswani, former Senior Strategist at the Centre for Strategic Futures in Singapore as he shares a framework that can enable you to approach your current unknowns using a futures framework and transform how your organization or community implements strategic thinking and planning.
THE FUTURE IS EXPANDING: FORESIGHT AS A CRITICAL SKILL FOR SHAPING A NEW ERA
The world is in the midst of multiple, simultaneous transitions: Supply chains and business models are being disrupted while entire industries are on life support. School campuses are closed while work-from-home parents tutor their children. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed while systemic vulnerabilities are exposed. Governments are drastically changing their spending with no set patterns. The pandemic has accelerated many of these trends while introducing dramatic new uncertainties and turbulence.
Fortunately, organizations that apply foresight to their strategic planning and decision making have the tools and insights to anticipate new threats and identify emerging opportunities in times of dramatic change.
Richard Lum, CEO of Vision Foresight Strategy LLC. Dr. Lum is a veteran of foresight projects for organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense, the European Union, NASA, and PepsiCo. In this conversation, he will introduce key elements of effective foresight and discuss how organizations use foresight to anticipate emergent threats, spot rising opportunities sooner, and create new possibilities.
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