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Strategic Foresight Training

We train and empower organizations in their own Foresight skills.

Training the Foresight Muscle

We believe everyone can train their strategic foresight muscle and has the power to define their own future. Therefore, we show you how to think like a futurist and give you a set of tools and methods which enable you to develop a new mindset.

Training the Foresight Muscle
Exhaust Knowledge Potential

Exhaust Knowledge Potential

We train and empower organizations to develop their own Strategic Foresight skills. Knowledge and expertise are a company’s capital and are thus best used for strategic decisions. 4strat helps you establish strategic foresight processes in your own company, so that a systematic discussion of future issues can continuously take place.

Strategic Future Thinking Toolbox Case Study

Strategic Future Thinking Toolbox

Starting point

Today‘s rapidly changing times call for a better understanding of future developments and seeing disruptions to ongoing trends early. Challenges emerge as decision makers are seeing an ever increasing influx of information to make sense of. The application of foresight methods can help to reduce complexity whilst engaging with possible, probable, and desirable futures. With a little guidance many of these methods can be easily applied and serve as a foundation for strategic and robust decision-making for the future. ​

Result and Value

Using foresight methods to engage with possible, probable, and desirable futures reduces risks and increases agility. This in turn allows organisations to be more resilient when faced with disruptive changes by enabling them to proactively shape desired futures as opposed to reacting to them.

Our approach

When it comes to foresight, how we think about the future is key. We want to help you expand your thinking in more innovative ways by stimulating creativity and systems thinking. We use foresight as a critical thinking approach to reflect on our own assumptions and uncertainties about the future. We can be limited in our ability to map out different future paths and to think of alternatives due to biases shaped by our background and unique experiences that create a frame within which we’re comfortable to explore - our goal is to expand that frame. ​

We can’t fully eliminate all biases but an increased awareness of our own biases allows us to challenge assumptions and reflect on these before making decisions. As for all cognitive functions, futures thinking is an active skill that can be learned and improved with practice. ​

There are a number of tested foresight methods that can add valuable insights and allow the systematic exploration of a topic relevant for any given business context. We have designed a process that starts with wide exploration of a topic to stimulate creativity. From there, we narrow down our focus on a few key aspects and develop these further.

Interested in practising Foresight with us?

We are looking forward to hearing from you and discussing ideas.

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  • AIRBUS
  • European Environment Agency - European Union
  • Techniker Krankenkasse
  • European Commission
  • Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort
  • Melde- und Analysestelle Informationssicherung MELANI
  • NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung
  • Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich
  • SOS-Kinderdorf
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  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology