Over the past six weeks, Executives Outcomes has embarked on a strategic journey that challenges conventional strategic thinking, exploring a concept of “Looking back, to go to the future.” You have immediate free access to this series, no sign-ups, no catches, but we would like to hear back from you on your future endeavors. We’ve shifted the spotlight from traditional strategic starting points to imagining various novel future perspective. So, how do you begin to address future unforeseen events?
Why Start at the End?
Typically, in many strategic planning scenarios, objectives are considered the starting point. However, Executives Outcomes knows from experience, and advocates that strategic planning, begins with a thorough examination of your organization’s history and current standing. Strategic planning is about understanding where you’ve been and where you are now, before defining where you want to go. However, in an undefined future, Executives Outcomes began contemplating possible future unknowns. Unknowns that could reveal hidden knowledge, great ideas and a magnitude of unanticipated improvements to your current processes and procedures, that will help you grow your business.
So how do you contemplate such Future Unknown’s?
In the inaugural newsletter of this series, Executives Outcomes delved into the idea of looking into the future without a predefined objective. How can your business adapt to unforeseen challenges, market trends, DEI, competition, climate change, evolving technologies, etc.? To answer these questions, Executives Outcomes has consolidated a series of insightful newsletters, providing you with different, yet comprehensive resource ideas to navigate the complexities of futuristic strategic planning.
Looking back to go to the future – Charting a new course for your future success.
Red team Thinking – Encouraging employees to think from your competitors’ perspectives.
Scenario Planning – Envisaging multiple possibilities for your future.
Chaos Theory – Exploring ‘what if’ and ‘crazy idea’ situations.
Backcasting – Definitively envisioning a future state, and then discover how to work backwards to achieve that future state.
Re-imagined SWOT Analysis – Subjects like sustainability, carbon footprints, circular economies and global warming will probably all have impacts on your future business.
Executives Outcomes has brought these newsletters together for your convenience. Simply ‘click’ on the hyperlink titles above, to immediately access each insightful edition.
We hope you find this collective series both informative and transformative. Executives Outcomes is open and eager to engage in any online complimentary discussions, or alternative onsite discussions at your business, on how to set up, manage and implement any of the strategies outlined above.
Here’s to your futures and your futures strategic excellence!
I’m Phil Wilton, your Executives Outcomes are my business, because your executive decisions, and consequently your outcomes are just as important to me, as they are to your business’s success.