Companies know that Foresight and Innovation are important, but often misunderstand their critical role in business and organizational development. These are not separate functions in a company, but are vital to the success of Market Research, R&D, HR, Work and Talent, L&D, Strategy and Organizational Design. Now, Kedge has developed an easy way to begin integrating futures thinking into your business functions. Futures In 4 – helping you to explore the power of foresight to transform your practice.
In our environment of volatile change, companies are clamoring for ways to get their employees to think creatively, act as entrepreneurs within the company, and own their personal career pathway. But no one is really doing anything about it. Creativity, entrepreneurship and personal career development are all empowered by foresight and futures design, and we are now offering a way to build this dynamic capacity within your organization, fostering a landscape of action-oriented futures thinking exploration across your talent base.
Scenario Building and Planning has been around for quite awhile, having originated through the strategic planning methods created by governments and militaries in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Since that time, businesses and organizations have strengthened this critical tool, adapting it for short and long-term recognition of plausible, possible and preferable futures. However, the rise of complex environments and the need for better guiding narratives are demanding that Scenario thinking and tools continue to evolve. We agree!
“(Kedge) kept the sessions so alive and exciting, and I truly learned a lot. We are now part of the (organizational futures) team and will work in our respective groups to come up with scenarios for the future and the implications for our business, but I want to also say this – a lot of what you took us through can be applied even to our current work and role and I believe this is the beauty of (your) courses.”Vice President and Head of Consumer Products
Created 1st of March 2014
This is a keynote presentation given by Principal Yvette Montero Salvatico in California on February 24th, 2014 entitled “The Future of STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In the presentation, Yvette explains how the concept of STEM is founded upon outdated thinking, and offers an alternative future for talent and education that aligns with our landscape of increasing complexity and change.
Created 20th of August 2012
Kedge is proud to announce the launch of our unique innovation program called “Wicked Opportunities.” In this program, we turn the idea of “wicked” or complex problems on its head. Instead of running from complexity and attempting to create the most simple answers through linear thinking, we believe that complexity offers us a broader and more expansive landscape from which to discover new and exciting solutions to long-standing problems. Such an environment also promotes the meshing or convergence of previously siloed disciplines, creating a whole new field of tools and ideas that lead us toward abundant futures rather than collapse and defeat. These two concepts – embracing complexity and converging disciplines – are the heart of the Wicked Opportunities program.