Bunching future knowledge and future competence in the organization
Companies often dispose of a huge arsenal which allows monitoring the implementation of a strategy (controlling). Once the direction is determined, the main focus is set on the implementation of the concluded actions. Extremely rarely it is checked whether the latest strategy is still in accordance with the expected development of the environment. As a result, we are often surprised by sudden market changes. This knowledge gap can be closed with strategic early detection in the context of "Corporate Foresight-Processes".
Strategic early detection complements the strategic controlling
The "traditional" strategic controlling needs to be complemented with a strategic early detection process. It contains the continuous monitoring of a companies’ environment and the linkage of these environmental information to the strategy process. As a result, the strategy development delivers targets for important monitoring fields (strategy premise). On the other hand the early detection process gives continuously new information which need to be considered in the strategic planning process.
Scenarios as a basis for early detection processes
The early detection process optimally builds on the pre-developed external scenarios which can be further monitored and developed through a Scenario-Controlling. Through the early detection, the punctual dealing with the future in a scenario project can seamless be translated into a continuous future process.
More and more companies and organizations bunch their future knowledge in cross-departmental foresight processes. Therefore, terms as future management, corporate foresight or trend analysis will be used. Scenarios were developed and became a central tool of such overarching future processes. ScMI supports countless well-known customers in the context of Foresight-Processes and offers, beyond a traditional development and implementation of scenarios, these following features: