We teach Futures Literacy as a 21st Century skill.
Foresight is a well-known exercise, and scenario planning a widely used tool. Unfortunately, organizations too often conduct just a single activity and then set whatever they learn from it on the shelf. If companies want to use the future to build an effective strategy in the face of uncertainty, they need to set up a process of constant exploration — one that allows top managers to build permanent but flexible bridges between their actions in the present and their thinking about the future.
What’s necessary, in short, is not just imagination or scenarios, but the institutionalization of imagination and futures thinking.
What individuals, organizations, and society need is a mature, integrated, and developed Futures Literacy and the ability to apply this skill to imagine and shape tomorrow’s society and world of work, never forgetting the fundamental place of humans within it