Sorry, I’ve been doing my finest impression of a headless chicken running around for the past few days. Monday was a workshop with a large travel company looking at what the world might look like in 2025. Today it was a big charity looking at the world in 2030 and the possible strategic implications thereof.
Did anything odd happen? Not really. With the charity societal values came up strongly as you might expect, along with digital communications accelerating protest and social change, the end of retirement (again), impacts of near universal mobile access to the Internet, mass migration, water, radical (extremist) religion and ‘crash of the cloud.’
With travel it was a bit more focused on things like energy, as you’d expect, although demographics was a fertile area for discussion.
What is really useful is that the future focus workshop process has now been done enough times to create a fantastic ideas bank of what other companies and organisations in other sectors and geographies feel are important areas of concern.