3 Ways Context Helps You Plan For The Future
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Our rapidly changing world often leaves people feeling disempowered to plan for the future. As a result, they just keep doing what they’re currently doing and hope for the best. But, if you want to think more powerfully about the future you could create, then you must start with thinking more critically about the context in which you will be creating it.

Here’s 3 reasons why CONTEXT is important when planning for the future:

  1. RELEVANCE - What you do now may not be relevant in the future. Your future relevance depends entirely on the future context in which you be operating. 
  2. INTERCONNECTEDNESS - The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, you can’t avoid change just because it seems to be happening somewhere else. You have to start thinking now about how that change will ripple through the rest of society and impact the future context of your industry.
  3. IMAGINATION - Context gives you a framework for reimagining what is possible. If you want to rethink how you might serve your people in the future, start looking now at how the context might change and the new opportunities that will arise as a result. 

As I like to say again and again: the future is uncertain. But, one thing we know for sure is that it will be impacted in some way by the changes we see emerging today. So, when you think about future context, you are thinking about the kind of future you could create in the midst of the challenges and opportunities these changes will bring.

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Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education. He teaches leaders, teams, and individuals, how to think like futurists so they can create the best future for themselves and the people they serve.

His insight and expertise is utilized across a wide variety of sectors and industries from Fortune 500 companies to government municipalities, entrepreneurial start-ups, as well as his work in Hollywood with accomplished actors, writers, and producers, helping them reinvent themselves and discover new areas for growth both inside and outside the bounds of their industry. Jared is also a musician, composer, competitive cyclist, and trail runner living in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and their two sons.

Learn more at: http://www.nufuturist.com/

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