ARE YOU FUTURE PROOF?
SEE THE DIFFERENCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
All change starts with seeing, thinking and acting differently. That is more easily said than done. To encounter the technological, economical, environmental, and social challenges of the 21st century we will háve to.
Every organization will need to anticipate different futures and think about what impact they want to make in those futures. For the Futures Academy that all starts with the ability to shift your own perspectives to look at the same landscape with different eyes.
In this way, you will get a better view of the underlying change dynamics, the behavioral patterns, and the design principles of the system at hand. In short, you will start to discover the superstructure of the upcoming transitions.
From that vision and mindset, we can upskill your team with a toolset to become more 21-ready. Having a grand vision and great tools is not enough, new behavior, and so-called next practices need to become part of the skillset of any 21st-century professional. This skillset is trained by weekly challenges that nudge you to look from a different perspective, to use new tools, and to be inspired by dozens of new Future Business Models.
HOW TO ANTICIPATE FUTURES?
To become more ready for the challeges of the 21st century organisations, teams and professionals need to anticipate fundamental change. This requires having a clear vision on upcoming transitions, new 21-ready skills and continuous inspiration on how to develop next practices and future business models.
ADAPT TO NEXT PRACTICE
Discovering Future Business models. the world is our classroom. Continuously, our scouts ramble through different domains
to design and curate
the most challenging & inspiring business cases, our so-called
next practices. member
These cases nudge you to look at your organization from a different perspective: What Would X do?
Leaders need to see beyond the wave of upcoming challenges to recognize and prepare for what might be possible in the near future. Through envisioning they will establish a new ‘Polestar' from which they can plot backward through a process of discovery and design to ignite and guide a big shift in the organization. This process demands a truly fresh look at the same situation. So, one question remains; Are you ready?
WE HELP YOU BECOME
21ST CENTURY READY
We use systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. See the sueprstructure, find the patterns and principles of change.
Technological innovations, geopolitical shifts and socio-cultural changes make for a fluid and complex environment. Established models, theories and paradigms offer less and less guidance.
Rather than providing quick answers, our sessions and programs offers a space for free thought and new perspectives where pdecision makers can navigate uncertainty through our transdisciplinary research, speculative methods and imaginative future scenarios. Together, we identify challenges and develop transformative opportunities for business and society. FUture buisness- an operating models
MINDSET, SKILLSET & TOOLSET FOR 21-READY PROFESSIONALS
OUR 21st CENTURY BUSINESS FRAMEWORK
ALWAYS TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION
(ONLINE) COURSES & PERSONAL WORKBOOK
The framework consists of there levels of change: Mindset, Skillset en Toolset, and seven layers of the operating system of any organization: Change, Design, Impact, System, Learning, Strategy & Culture.
Every course deals with one particular aspect and easily connects with other courses so you can design your own learning track with our 21-ready tool-finder.
BE INSPIRED BY NEXT PRACTICES
WHAT DO FUTURE BUSINESS MODELS LOOK LIKE?
Training a new mindset is not easy. Therefore we inspire you every week with a new challenge based on a Future Business Model we have discovered on the edge of the market.
These intriguing cases show the next practice and nudge you to think what would that do for my business? What organizational dilemmas & new strategic opportunities would that create?
Every week a new 'What Would X Do?'-perspective will train your mind to see the change.
ASK YOURSELF: WHAT WOULD X DO?
"Growth and profit are a product
of how people work together."
Ricardo Semler - SEMCO
"For me all modern age shoppers are in fact 'gamers' which require and offer a whole new approach going forward."
Abraham Lincoln - Nike SNKRS
"People care less about owning things and more about doing things. This will disrupt évery industry."
Alain Visser - Founder & CEO Lynk & Co
"I don’t think scarcity is the model anymore.
We have to embrace ubiquity – that digital is everywhere."
Daniel Ek - Founder Spotify
"People may not remember exactly what you did or said but they always remember how you made them feel!"
Tony Hsieh - Founder & CEO Zappos
A DIFFERENT APPROACH
THEMES THAT CHALLENGE YOUR FUTURE
From AI tot Quantum generation from divsersity to sustainabbility, the metaverse or platforms. You need to see the difference before you can make the difference. Therefore all change starts with seeing - what we like to call - the underlying patterns, principles & superstructures ánd the ability to deviate, pivot your perspective.
WWXD is a research organization enabling several leading executive programs, consultancies, and clients with unconventional insights and tooling that will allow them to continuously challenge the status quo in strategic decision-making.The world is made up of beautiful interconnected and complex systems. Learning to identify and design within the social, industrial and ecological systems at play in the world around us is a critical toolset for activating future ready,
IN COMPAMY ACADEMY
ENGAGE THE ORGANIZATION
A unique and tailored i-company program. Future business models. Intriquing cases that shed a light on a unique angle or perspective by an inspiring orgabization. What Would X Do? Each next practice is a trigger of certain strategic or ethical dilemma's.
In company program. Future business models. Intriquing cases that shed a light on a unique angle or perspective by an inspiring orgabization. What Would X Do? Each next practice is a trigger of certain strategic or ethical dilemma's.
Our academy is white-labeled, which means that we're invisible and your brand is prominent. The Future Academy X is an incompany trainingprogram. Becoming future-ready is indeed about 'becoming' which is a continuous proces. We ignite the explorer in all people.
BUILD YOUR OWN IN-COMPANY
HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW?
OUR BOARD OF INSPIRATION FOR A BROADER PERSPECTIVE
How Do We Know What We know? That is always an excellent question about the design of any program, states German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in one of our interviews.
The Futures Academy works in an applied and experiential way called Action Research. We live at the intersection of academic research and real-world problem-solving within organizations.
Our aim is to push the boundaries of how organizations are able to have a positive impact on our future. We interviewed over 150 experts on anticipating & creating future change. These videos are collected on our Board of Inspiration and are part of all our online courses.