Generally speaking, most futures projects conducted by The Futures Lab, follow our six stage process. The process, although linear by description, is very fluid and non-linear in practice, allowing us to generate the revolutionary futures that we are renowned for.
Although the majority of our projects are entirely customized to meet clients’ specific needs, we do offer certain structured process modules that help our clients understand how best we can contribute to their future development.
The Future Vision Program – The Future Vision Program grew out of a specific demand in the marketplace for a shorter, less expensive, early direction program that could help clients to identify potential future opportunities for their businesses without having to undertake a more robust, in-depth futures study, for which we are widely recognized.
The FutureScan Program – The Futurescan Program is The Futures Lab’s unique environmental scanning program leading to the development of client-specific future triggers and insights that are placed in a potential future landscape, which could provide the basis for their longer-term future innovation and strategic development.
Frontline Panels – Frontline Panels are a critical component of The Future Lab’s unique approach to futures projects. The panel consists of an eclectic group of 8 – 10 leading future-thinkers, from a variety of industries and or disciplines.
Frontline Panels allow us to open new gateways and explore ideas. They are about hijacking unexpected signals and breakthrough ideas rather than the sort of incremental thinking often associated with more typical expert panels and focus groups.