What We Do
We provide consultancy and support to help you develop plans that can withstand the impacts of change and the wide range of potential futures. We will show you how to identify and understand the issues most likely to create challenges or open up opportunities, and help you develop robust strategies to adapt to them.
Everything we do can be bespoke to meet your particular needs, budget and timescale. We work closely with you to agree a suitable approach. You may want a long-term engagement that resolves a range of issues over months or years. Or a single half-day session that focuses your senior team and helps them reach a quick decision on a topical issue.
- A set of twelve drivers of change that we have analysed provides a start-point for the examination of the future for your organisation.
- Linking these with tailored Horizon Scanning and interviews/focus groups enables you to identify critical factors that are both important and uncertain.
- Tailoring the global Drivers of Change to the particular issue, we create alternative views of the future – internally consistent visions that capture a range of ways in which the world may turn out.
- Characterise scenarios in emotionally resonant ways – meaningful names, “A day in the life”, newspaper headlines
- Applying a range of other Foresight tools and techniques to help explore the implications of change.
- Testing different strategies or policies against each of these to establish their effectiveness and robustness.
- Turning insights into actionable “Adaptive” plans – base case and contingency plans
- Building ongoing cycles of horizon scanning and decision-making.
- Running bespoke in-house courses for strategy teams and leadership teams.
- Offering open courses for individuals wanting to get up to speed on strategic foresights.
- Building knowledge transfer into our consultancy projects.
- A programme for sharing foresight experiences between our clients and contacts
- A mix of presentations by SAMI experts and an “Action Learning” approach, sharing experiences of applying futures techniques, and organisational issues in the planning cycle
Find out more by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org