Business decisions regarding your direction to the future cannot be taken lightly and must be continually reviewed to assure that you are on the right path to success. At the speed of today’s business, we cannot merely react to change and remain in control of our business objectives. As business leaders, we must be able to perceive change as it relates to our organization and determine the most logical path in which to either avoid its interference or take advantage of the opportunity it brings.
None of us can predict the future with any certainty. However, there are things that we can do to get a baring on our business path. We may not be able to forecast the future but we can utilize Futures Envisioning in order to visualize where we want to be in the future and strive to move in that direction.
A thorough knowledge of the TRENDS & DRIVERS of today’s business will help to determine a plausible path to your business goals. Where do you want your organization to be in five years and what do you need to do in order to get there? Imagining and agreeing where you want to be, as an organization, is the first and most critical step to futures envisioning. Upon agreement by the various disciplines of your organization, the second phase would be determining and prioritizing the steps that will be necessary to get there. What strengths within are the mainstay of your success and what can be done to enhance that particular performance? On the other hand, what weaknesses are impeding your forward progress and what can be done to overcome them? Do your associates have an adequate physical facility with the tools and technology necessary to perform in an effective and efficient manner? A very open and candid understanding of these and other factors within your organization (both good and bad) must be addressed in order to determine your critical steps to the future.
The resulting information gained from a successful envisioning session will lead to a unified leadership team that is actively pursuing, from their respective disciplines, the same end goal to the future.
We must continually peer into the future and direct our course with a pro-active plan that incorporates anticipated change. …researching the future to predict a positive and successful outcome.