Futurist Programs

binocularshelloFUTURE develops innovative futurist programs for companies internationally. We bring your entire business, department, C-Suite or small team into the innovation (and disruption) conversation. From our futurist program, you’ll discover global trends and emerging market opportunities; the impact of innovations; learn to separate trends from hype; and anticipate risk management.

In your organization, whose job is it to see into the future? To look around corners and predict change? Where will your company be in 5-10 years? What will your future customer look like? How will the world have changed given the sweeping changes in technology? Our futurist programs attempt to answer these questions and others, via fun, crowdsourced, time-boxed, online and offline, far forward-thinking innovation challenges. These programs help your employees truly see the potential of your company, customers and industry into the next decade, resulting in greater employee insight, loyalty and engagement.

Using a combination of tools such as artifacts-from-the-future, signal collection, shift identification and Second Curve techniques, we will help guide your staff into envisioning and living that far future. Our programs may include pre-planning, capture tool setup, reward definition, parameter definition, internal marketing, artifact generation, idea submission and review, pre-storms, program guidance, idea review, and execution.

Foresight Analysis

helloFUTURE uses foresight and futurist tools and techniques to develop customized future visions for your organization. Our process includes:

  • Researching the current state of your industry, your company and your typical customer
  • Understanding your company’s internal culture and mindset
  • Identifying and unearthing trends for the 5-10+ year time frame (taking into account major technological, economic and sociological shifts which disrupt industries).
  • Describing and storyboarding future scenarios of
    • Where your industry will be in 5-10+ years
    • What your customer will be like in 5-10+ years
    • What your company could be like in 5-10+ years
  • Back casting these scenarios to develop strategies for immediate implementation
  • Developing strategic plans and maps for future implementation

Executive Foresight Coaching

helloFUTURE delivers intensive futurist and foresight executive coaching programs directly to your C-suite. Using advanced tools and techniques, we’ll help your senior management think further out – to shape the future, anticipate changes and prime your leadership for action.

Our futurist tools allow your executive team to live (virtually) in that future. From these exercises, they’ll develop a map for your firm, your industry, and the world. They’ll discover what kinds of products and services will exist in that future, how your customer will change and what your company will be like. These exercises will embed foresight into your senior leadership, where it’s most valuable.

Using proven techniques in foresight and futurist practice, this half-day to full-day session, with follow-ups as required, can quickly help your team develop a futurist mindset, which will inform the strategic future direction of your firm.

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