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OpenFutures – an Operating system for Future Centers

In May 2006, fourteen innovation experts started a unique two-year exploration tour in which they explored Future Centers and other future-oriented collaborative working environments. They visited, experienced, analyzed and prototyped over thirty Future Centers in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, and elsewhere.

The explorers were part of the OpenFutures project, which was funded by the European Commission. They were drawn from a broad range of backgrounds, including the research and development of innovation methods and spaces, theoretical and scientific research, societal and business entrepreneurship, and the actual planning and management of Future Centers.

This book OpenFutures – an Operating System for Future Centers summarizes their findings. It provides insights into why Future Centers are set up, what their fundamental operating principles are, how they are planned, run, and managed, and how they create impact. The insights, stories, knowledge recipes and recommended tips are organized across four perspectives: the organizational, methodological, physical, and technological. It is a highly visual document, with artwork created especially for the book to enrich and underscore the presentation of the many different concepts that make up the art and practice of Future Centers.
The book is a useful resource for people planning to launch a Future Center or other type of innovation laboratory, for people who currently operate one and want to renew and transform it, or simply for those intent on adding a touch of 'future orientation' to their everyday working environments.



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    • 448 pages
    • 22 X 22 cm View slide
    • 1.1 Kg View slide
    • 370 photos & original illustrations
    • 10 case Studies
    • Examples from 30 Future Centers from 9 countries
    • 2 years exploration tour
    • 13 Operating Principles
    • 10 Building Blocks
    • 49 Quizic
  • OpenFutures
    An Operating System for Future Centers
    By OpenFutures experts:
    Paolo Mario Remo Martinez, Leif Edvinsson, Hank Kune, Ron Dvir, Sune Knudsen, Terrence Fernando, JoaquinaBarullas, Edna Pasher, Rachel Pezzlo, Ofir Eyal, Yael Schwartzberg, Henrik Danckwardt, Caroline Dunne, MortenHejlesen, JurKosterbok, Herman Meines, Barth van Dijk, Tomasz Rudolf, Sergiusz Sawin, Lukasz Galach
    Edited by Ron Dvir
    Designed by Bar Dvir
    Illustrations by Arye Dvir
    Language editor: Diana Rubanenko
  • Contents
    • The world in boxes?
    • How does your organization create value?
    • Why do organizations have future centers?
    • Organizations need systematic approaches and tools to address the future proactively
    • Future Centers are Innovation Environments
    • Varieties of Future Centers
    • What makes Future Centers unique?
    • What Future Centers have in Common
    • Operating Principles and Values
  • Vision AND value proposition
    Operating Principles
    Methodology and Tools
    Physical Space
    Business models
    Performance Management and Impact
  • Model 1: Foresight Outlook
    Model 2: The Idea Pipeline
    Model 3: Think Tank
    Model 4: The Future Generations
    Model 5: Distributed Future Centers
    Model 6: The intellectual capital incubator
    Model 7: Technology Shock
    Model 8: Work In Process
    Model 9: Community Involvement
  • The bridge
    The Tornado
    The Hub
    The Lab
    The Ship (yard)
    The Outlook
    The Idea Pipeline
  • The Knowledge-Creation Process
    The SECI model
    4 Categories of Ba
    Future Center as Ba
  • Dissemination and anchoring results
    Positioning the center in the organization
    Best Blunders
    Mission and goals
    Products and services
    The Future Center Work process Learning and renewal
  • 20 Methodology Sheets:
    Wild cards <> Project house <> Brain pool writing with technology shocks <> GOOP <> The Horror and the Dream Scenario <> Strategic Scenario Analysis <>and more
    The Futurizing Process
    Tools Portfolio
    Using and Developing the Portfolio
  • Future Centers are Different
    Why a Physical Perspective
    Why invest in the physical aspect?
    The feelings we aim to create
    The Future Center as landmark, image, and brand
    Understanding a Space – the Senses
    The 16 Factors:
    Location and buildings <> Good neighborhood and multi-functionalism <> Functional spaces and layouts <> Ambiance <> Surprises – the WOW! Effect <> The gate to the future
    <> Sense 1: Sight <> ……
    • How technologies catalyze innovation
    • Functions and impact
    • Technologies and the How to Develop the Technological
    Technologies Sheets:
    Idea Incubators<> Technologies for Knowledge-creation <> Shared Knowledge Pools <> Collaborative 3D Environments<>Virtual Team Visualisation <> Collaborative Performance Management <> Scenarios Support Technologies
  • The team: the director, the program managers, the front and back office, the facilitators, the subject experts,…..
    The customers, the participants, and other stakeholders.
    • How do Future Centers add value?
    • Why Future Centers are effective
    • Results
    • Broader impact: The Future Center and the world
  • Phase I: Ideation
    Phase II: Planning
    Phase III: Launch and Piloting
    Phase IV: Operation
    Phase V: Transformation
    • From Idea into Action
    • How to manage the Future Center lifecycle?
    • Return on Investment (ROI)
    • The Triple Bottom Line
    • Being a perfect “10” in formulating a Future Center Business model
    • Futurizing as a strategic model
    • Guidelines
    • Public and private models
    • Choosing a funding model
    • The strategic dimension of Future Centers
    • Open Futures Performance Management Model
    • Philosophy
    • The key ingredients f the PMM
    • The process
    • Guidelines for effective implementation of the PMM
    • Technological platform of Open
  • Virtual visit to 10Future Centers in 7 countries .
    For each: the vision <> the history <> the services <> the senses & space <> the team
  • OpenFutures cards: Four groups of cards covering four perspectives: :
    organizational, methodological, physical technological.
    The cards include a brief introduction to their themes, examples from real-world Future Centers, Quizzics and a relevant visual on the other side.
  • Meet the people behind this book: partners from 7 countries.
  • The 2 international future centers summit – the Leonardo da Vinci Exploration Tour, Tuscany, 2006
    At work
  • The OpenFutures film shows 15 Future Centers across Europe. It presents their history, explains why they are there, how they work, what they look like, how people work there, and when to use Future Centers.
  • Lisbon. A one day workshop to rapidly prototype the concept of Future Centers to address real world challenges in 4 domains:
    • Energy
    • Transport
    • Health Care
    • Regional Development
    • Breathing Life Into a Future Center
    • Future Centers as Groundbreaking Management Innovations
    • In Search of the Business Model
    • The Basic Elements of the Business Model
    • Generic Future Center Business Models
  • How will the Future Centers of the future look like?
    Here we explore 10 scenarios for alternative concepts
    Virtual <> Nomadic <> Networked <> Mega <Transparent> and more.
  • To order a