Empower your organization with Strategic Foresight
Once you have a view on your potential futures you can create a bigger and bolder vision.
Seeing 5, 10, and 20+ years into the future allows you to anticipate and mitigate risks not seen today.
Strategic foresight encourages creativity and creates better business strategies for resiliency and growth.
Priming your organization for foresight thinking empowers employees to think bigger on how to change the world to be more equitable and resilient.
Foresight Development Framework
Chief Futurist Nikolas Badminton has worked with numerous CEOs, executive teams, and organizations to implement practical tools for exploring futures, creating futures literacy and creating strategic foresight capabilities in their organizations. Nikolas’ proven Foresight Development Framework is a foundational approach that presents principles and critical tasks – scanning for signals, creating hypothetical scenarios, developing speculative fiction, and linking to strategic planning via backcasting. Nikolas and his team helps you establish foresight as a practice that augments existing strategic planning processes.
As Chief Futurist he runs a world-leading think tank at futurist.com and we can bring together incredible expertise to help you. Contact Nikolas to discuss the needs of your organization and to find out more.
Incredible client results
United Nations (UNFCCC) Resilience Frontiers Program design
What: Worked closely with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat’s Director of Adaption on creating a new strategic foresight program to brainstorm and design future solutions for climate resilience. Nikolas provided program guidance and opening keynote to 100 designers, government leaders, and foresight practitioners for a week-long design exercise. See more about this here.
Results: Program establishment and ongoing mentorship with foresight-focused groups working with the world-renowned United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Post-covid-19 planning for a trillion dollar technology company
What: Collaborated with a global tech leader’s security and resilience services executive team to provide a view on foresight practices and integration of new processes for longer-range planning within existing risk planning. And, ongoing research and advice on futures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping 114,000+ employees safe.
Results: Strengthened risk planning across product groups and security capabilities. Provided the ability to anticipate global events using the identification of weak and strong signals, and hypothetical scenario building.
Future product and service design for the No. 1 luxury car brand
What: Provided the executive with a speculative view of 2030 and the likely shifts in tastes and behaviors relating to Ultra-high Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs). Analysis discussed recommended strategic initiatives in relation to wealth movement, shifting populations, property ownership, global citizenship, luxury goods acquisition/collecting, and automotive needs (including self-driving cars, electric vehicles, and incredible concierge services).
Results: Informed ongoing product and service work that will help maintain and increase market position and advantage against other luxury car manufacturers and brands.
YVR 2037: Engaging travellers to shape the airport of the future
What: Worked with executive leadership to create public engagement for the 2037 Master Plan that looks to an incredible future, and ensures the best use of YVR’s land, drive growth in passenger, aircraft and cargo volumes. Nikolas wrote five short science fiction stories (read them here) and produced a video that used alongside media engagement to engage stakeholders and the communities YVR serves.
Results: Incredible local engagement through over a dozen stakeholder and community design sessions. This was incredible as only four were initially planned but demand was overwhelming due to the campaign. There was wide media engagement with 13+ impressions. Ideas about the future inspire community thinking.