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Create Awareness - using the Foresight Cards

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Stretch your thinking! …

Stretch your thinking!
Purpose : Create a better understanding of developments in the external environment
Application: Business, Political, Creativity, Personal

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  • 1. - Creating an awareness discussion - Foresight Cards Order the pack of cards or download more free workshops using the Foresight Cards on: www.foresightcards.com
  • 2. Foresight cards Trendwatching?Future of “our values”5 minute discussion with your group- How does this theme develop itself into the future?
  • 3. Foresight cards Trendwatching?Future of “our values”5 minute discussion with your projectgroup- How does this theme develop itself into the future?Future of “our values”In your discussion about the future…- Which elements are important, when you are talking with eachother about the future?Again, 5 minute discussion
  • 4. Foresight cards Talking about the future Oil spillFuture events…- Perspective of Time- Perspective of Relevance- Perspective of Reliability of information- Perspective of Uncertainty Predetermined <-> Controversy- Perspective of Change Trend / Gradual- / Abrupt discontinuity Increased usaged of digital devices 
  • 5. Foresight cards Perspective of change
  • 6. Foresight cards Perspective of changeTime, Relevance, Uncertainty,Reliability of information and CHANGE:
  • 7. Foresight cards Our (STEEP) environment PEST, DESTEP, PESTLE, STEEPLE, LESTEP…Macro – contextual levelThe contextual level consists of ‘global forces’,think about: economical developments,demographics, politics, technologicaldevelopments and social developments.Foresight Cards – STEEP edition focusses onexternal forces that address the contextual level.Meso – transactional levelThe transactional level consists of ‘market forces’,think about: suppliers, supply and demand,distribution, competitors and strategic alliances.Micro – organizational levelThe organizational level involves forces thataddress the internal environment of the firm.Think about: vision, mission, strategy, resources,processes, products and services.
  • 8. Foresight cards Foresight Cards
  • 9. Foresight cards Playing with our beliefs and think about the futurePurpose: Creating awareness about our own (dominant) thinking.Components: The card ‘patterns of change’.Method• Shuffle the cards and deal each player seven cards.• The first player places a card in front of him and takes the first pattern of change symbol.• The player speaks out 2 concrete and demonstrable developments from his knowledge, based on the pattern of change.• If succesful, the player loses his card, if NOT succesful, he takes a new card from the deck. The old card remains at its place.• The next player chooses a card from his hand and takes the next pattern of change symbol, …and speaks out… (see bold text above)• The first player to empty his hand has won the game.
  • 10. Foresight cards Playing with our beliefs and think about the futurePurpose: Creating awareness about our own (dominant) thinking.Components: The card ‘patterns of change’.Method• Shuffle the cards and deal each player seven cards.• The first player places a card in front of him and takes the first pattern of change symbol.• The player speaks out 2 concrete and demonstrable developments from his knowledge, based on the pattern of change.• If succesful, the player loses his card, if NOT succesful, he takes a new card from the deck. The old card remains at its place.• The next player chooses a card from his hand and takes the next pattern of change symbol, …and speaks out… (see bold text above)• The first player to empty his hand has won the game.• LEVEL UP: When placing a card, the player has to relate the developments to the previous card
  • 11. Foresight cards Perspective of change “Reflection” - What did you/we learn?
  • 12. Foresight cards Foresight Cards informationThis analysis tool helps to assess the external macro environment!The Foresight Cards contains 125 macro forces classified into the STEEP categories (social,technological, economical, environmental and political). Other known acronyms derivedfrom STEEP are: PEST, PESTLE, STEP, STEPJE, STEEPLED, DESTEP and LEPEST. The STEEPacronym is well known and used all over the world as a basis for external analysis.For example the STEEP cards can be used by individuals and groups to have workshops to:• create awareness about past, current and future changes;• stress test a business model;• create a SWOT analysis;• energize;• tell a story;• discuss certain (strategic) topics;• think about systems and how external developments connect to each other;• determine key-uncertainties to create future scenarios (scenario planning);• etc. etc. etc.Check the www.foresightcards.com website for more information, to download otherworkshops and how to order the pack of cards.