The World Economic Forum released an article called "The State of the World in 2016 in Charts" that shares valuable information from an economic perspective and also from strategic planning and scenario planning perspectives.
It's one of the best times of the year to hone in on your strategy; the winter holidays have ended and we're a full month into the new year. For many organizations, January and February are fairly quiet, thus a great time to align your team, and plan for the year ahead.
Change seems to happen faster than we can imagine.
Your family changes, technology changes, and it feels like things change faster by the day. (Where did this last week go?)
Sometimes it feels like we're caught off guard by these changes and are reacting instead of being prepared for what's coming next.
The good news is that you can identify and prepare for changes by using tools like trend analysis, risk analysis, and scenario planning.
These tools are valuable for
As technology changes and companies are forced to adapt to general uncertainty as far as trends go, organizations must strike a balance within their business planning to incorporate innovation and scenario planning to cater to both existing consumer needs as well as their needs in the future.
In this HBR ideacast, the CEO of Evernote shares how changes in how people work affect design thinking in their industry as well as all other areas of productivity.