Futures Platform™ is a web-based strategic foresight tool that helps you and your team make your plans future proof. Futures Platform's trend radar visualizes which trends and megatrends will shape your future. You can tap into articles and videos on future topics curated by future foresight experts. You can blend in your own insights and assess future trends together. You make sure your plans and activities are in sync with how the world is changing.
Futures Platform is designed to help you see the future together
Trend cards & news
Enables you to look into details of interesting trends
Compact summaries: Each trend description is reviewed/ updated multiple times a year
Newsfeed to show the latest developments
The radar view
Displays the big picture of multiple trends and disruptive forces
Customize and add your own knowledge
Selection tools: Allow you to start a discussion from a trend radar that is relevant for your projects
Editing and publishing tools: Add your own trends and insights
User admin: People in your team can login and participate anywhere
Voting tool: Rank trends into a shared priority list
Social commenting: Helps collect insights from participants and encourages dialogs
Rating tools: Enable further analysis of key trends in a 2-by-2 matrix
Trends and content
Tap into more than 600 descriptions of key trends and emerging drivers of change. The content database is produced by futurists and foresight experts.
Set up your foresight radar with a selection of trends that are relevant for the topic at hand.
You can also add your own content and create a private collection of content to use on your radars.
Engage the team and stakeholders
Collaborative functionality supports refining the future view together. Make well informed conclusions based on the discussions and insight.
- Use voting to prioritize key trends for in-depth discussion
- Use rating to further assess the prioritized key opportunities and risks
- Use commenting to collect points of view from participants
Use the rating tool to produce tangible output
The axes and corners of the 2 x 2 table are fully customisable to match with the questions your workshop / project is going to address.
For example, the X axis in the picture above could be Alignment with company strategy and Y axis could be Fit with current capabilities.
Benefits of using Futures Platform
Bring the future into your plans and discussions.
Tap into more than 600 descriptions of key trends and emerging drivers of change. Set up your foresight radar with a selection of trends, add your own content and collaborate with the team across departments and regions to create a shared view of the future.
- Understand how future trends will impact the initiatives you are working on
- Broaden future awareness in your team
- Start conversations across departments and silos and build a shared view of the future
- Boost your thought leadership with foresight
- Enrich your dialogs with customers and partners
- Discover new growth opportunities together
- Make sure you are not investing time and money into things that are not important in the future
See how users have gained value by using Futures Platform: References
How to work with it
Futures Platform helps you map out and evaluate future trends in a visual fashion.
You can use Futures Platform on your own and you can use it in workshops with a team. You can also use it online over time, with participants contributing from different locations and time zones.
Five simple steps to work with Futures Platform:
- Sign in and set up a custom foresight radar for your team or project.
- Select key trends that will have impact on the initiatives you are working on.
- Engage your team: Your own insights will make Futures Platform™ unique.
- Assess together the key opportunities and risks.
- Draw conclusions and make educated decisions.
Once your radar is in place you will operate on a new level of future awareness. You will implement actions inspired by future foresight and you can continue to monitor the key trends that will impact you. Revisit your future radar on a regular basis and evaluate latest developments. It’s easy to update your project’s foresight radar view as key trends develop further or new drivers of change emerge.
We are beside you with every step
Our team of experts are more than happy to help you with getting started with future foresight work or to facilitate a workshop for your team. Our services are fully customisable to your needs. Get started with our free tool below and we will be in touch with you!