Every consultant should be a futurist
Most consultants are called upon to help organisations with their future, not their past. So it makes sense to equip yourself with tools to help your clients to see that future.
The Applied Futurist's Toolkit gives you a new package of services, and helps to streamline your work. It enables you to deliver maximum value to your clients in a profitable fashion.
Whether the format is workshops, reports, business strategies or complete restructuring, the toolkit gives you new ways to tackle the problem.
Few organisations are ready for change. In fact, they have been engineered to resist it.
The last 50 years of business theory has seen us focus on optimisation: how to do what we do, better - cheaper, faster, more profitably. Now we need to focus on adaptability: how to keep pace with the changing needs of the customer and the changing pressures of the market.
This isn't easy. It requires a total reappraisal of how we structure businesses. Much of what we thought was desirable may not be in this new environment. For example:
- Do we really want everyone to be happy and stay with the business a long time? If we do, where does the challenge come from?
- Is it possible to align more than 100 people to a single shared goal? Or should different functions have different objectives?
- Do we want good people in the business? Or do they just disguise poor processes?
These are deliberately controversial questions designed to make people question the established orthodoxy of management theory.
Stratification is a framework for building agile organisations that forces companies to confront these questions and re-build themselves for a more agile future. It provides you, the consultant, with both the tools of diagnosis and a template for rebuilding any organisation in a future-ready fashion.
Want to know more about futurism for consultants? Why not get in touch and have a conversation about how these tools have been employed in consulting contexts.
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