Here's what it is and why it matters.
Together, the four different types of Futures Intelligence help us get a comprehensive overview of the probable, plausible and possible futures.
Horizon scanning is the phase of gathering future-related knowledge, which is the first stage of the larger foresight process. It is about being vigilant concerning the changes in one’s environment. The main focus in this category of Futures intelligence is on discontinuities, emerging issues, and weak signals of change.
Scenarios assist in identifying and exploring alternative futures. During scenario building, information about different versions of the future, the present and its change drivers are produced, analysed and built into foresight insights.
Megatrends, trends and change drivers are the staple of any foresight work. Analysing them is the key to understanding future developments.
Futures intelligence is future-related knowledge that can inform your decision-making, planning, strategy and innovation processes about the coming changes, challenges and opportunities.
Dr. Tuomo Kuosa goes into detail about how Futures Platform's futurists differentiate a trend from a hype.
Distinguishing between the two can be crucial to organisations’ survival.
We explain the reasons why organizations should take a generalist approach when it comes to foresight. And we will also introduce the method to categorize and make sense of the information that is collected.