We cannot know the future – because it does not exist yet – and we cannot predict it because we live in times of ultra-rapid change, characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Predictions and plans for an unknown and uncertain future are fraught with problems. Yet, some degree of planning is necessary to guide any strategic innovation.
How should your organizations prepare for uncertain futures and remain agile in the face of unexpected disruptions?
o Identify critical strategic issues, like a technological breakthrough, changes in consumer expectations, and disruptive business models
o Understand the limitations of long-term strategic planning and the challenges of predicting the future in a time of ultra rapid change
o Master foresight techniques and tools
o Explore future-driven strategies and stress test them against scenarios to develop organizational resilience
o Encourage a culture of anti-fragility and innovation
o Embrace an agile and future-forward mindset.
o Business owners and entrepreneurs facing the challenges of rapidly changing markets
o Senior managers responsible for strategy, marketing, and innovation in their organizations
o Business thought leaders seeking to remain abreast of the latest trends
o Professionals tasked with driving change, innovation, and growth
o Government officials and community leaders seeking improved responses to societal challenges
o Future foresight methodologies and techniques
o Trajectories of change and Megatrends
o Scenarios planning and anti-fragile scenarios
o Developing future-driven strategies and innovations
o Wind-tunneling future strategies
Alessandro is a Professor of Entrepreneurship. An expert educator, he helps executives and students seize the opportunities of turbulent environments. Alessandro works with multinationals, governments, and startups across five continents. His latest book “CLEVER” became a no.1 Amazon bestseller.