Foresight & Futurist Programs
hellofuture develops insanely fun, crowdsourced foresight and innovation programs, bringing your entire company into the innovation (and disruption) conversation.
Whose job is it in your organization to look into the far future? Whose job is it to look out 5-10 years and determine where your company will be, where the world will be and where your customers will be?
Some people might say, well, its the CEO’s job of course. It’s the CEO’s job to look at those futures, map out the companies strategy and then steer the ship in that direction. Others may say its the CTO’s job, especially if the company is technology focused, to take a look at the future of technology, and map out those strategies (in concert with the rest of the C-suite of course) and then take that direction.
Other’s may say its the CMO’s job, or the CSO’s job.
We say it’s Everyone’s Job.
In Clayton Christensen’s seminal work on innovation, The Innovator’s Dilemma, it’s interesting how seemingly blind the senior leadership of these companies were to the impeding future – simply because they couldn’t conceive that future.
- Was there really no one in these companies thinking beyond 2 or 3 shipments out?
- Was there really no one mapping out future scenarios of the market and competitors?
- Was there really no one thinking about ways to move the company into those futures?
Don’t fall into the same trap. We can help. Our futurist programs are fun, time-boxed, online and offline far forward thinking innovation challenges which help your employees to truly envision the future of your company.
Using a combination of tools from artifacts-from-the-future to utilizing Second Curve techniques, we will help guide your employees into envisioning and living that far future. Our program provides 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.
Executive Foresight Coaching
hellofuture provides intensive futurist and foresight coaching program direct to your C-suite. This program, using advanced tools and techniques, let’s your senior management think further out – to map out possible futures, and prime your leadership for action. Our tools allow your executive teams to spend some time virtually “living” in that future, mapping you the future of your firm, your industry, and the world. What kinds of products and services will exist in that future world? What will the people be like? What will your company be like? These, and other existential questions will truly embed foresight thinking where it belong, with your senior leadership.
Using proven techniques in foresight and futurist practice, this half to full day session, with follow ups as required, can quickly get your team up to speed on developing a futurist mindset, which will inform the strategic future directions of your firm.