It is still possible, but we need to apply some creativity to our planning process and tools. We need a process that will allow us to plan for immediate, short term futures but preserves medium and long-term planning opportunities. Obviously, taking months or weeks, or even days to generate a strategic foresight plan is unworkable under the current circumstances. Particularly since few, if any, organisations currently have the resources to devote to both coping with the immediate future as well as in-depth strategic planning.
We don’t need a cumbersome, brain-numbing, resource sucking method of coping. We must have a method that is agnostic to exactly when things will be ‘over’. One which allows us to flexibly and agilely navigate whatever unknown road leads us to the actual future.
- Planning Tools
- Scenario Horizons
- The Process