We live in an era when exponential forces are disrupting virtually every industry. For those leading a transformative innovation, the ability to avoid disruption has become a critical leadership skill… success depends on the ability to read the tea leaves right. Get it right and you win… get it wrong and you will find yourself solving for a future that does not exist. To avoid that fate, innovation leaders need to ensure that their vision is based on the right assumptions about the speed and trajectory of the disruptive forces that are most likely to impact the opportunity (and the risks).
FORCECASTING OVERVIEW (video)
FORCECASTING™ is a unique one-day process that helps teams stress-test hidden assumptions, build alignment on how the most
critical forces are unfolding and course-correct strategy to reduce risk and hone-in on the most compelling opportunities. it’s remarkably effective at removing friction and accelerating execution by building alignment around vision and strategy based on a clearly articulated thesis on how the forces impacting your success are most likely to unfold.
It’s a fast and effective way to build alignment on how the forces impacting your success are most likely to unfold.
It helps reduce risk by surfacing hidden assumptions and bias (and course correcting where required)
It helps accelerate execution by honing strategy, removing friction & building alignment on the key risks & opportunities.
A well-honed thesis does more than reduce friction and accelerate execution, it also provides a built-in recalibration mechanism so the team can react fast as new forces emerge, or existing forces change their speed or trajectory.
The other tangible benefit to a well articulated thesis is that it is enormously helpful for pitching the ‘big idea’ to raise capital, attract talent & secure customers.
- Insights – see new opportunities and avoid previously unseen risks
- Agility – sensitize the team to shifting forces to accelerate course correction
- Alignment - Stress-test key assumptions and adjust as forces shift (see Agile Strategy)
- Spark Innovation - uncover fresh insights & opportunities for innovation & investment