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How to visualize to plan for the future

IbyIMD+ Published 23 August 2021 in Brain circuits • 3 min read

If the past year and a half has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot possibly anticipate what the world will look like even in the near future. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try shaping the future – the most successful companies in the world do exactly that. Research, however, has shown that people who use the current situation for future planning tend to be overly optimistic. Instead, to help us think a little bit differently it’s better to start in the future, in the unknown, and work backwards.

Create a collage of your desired future

This exercise is inspired by the strategic planning method called “backcasting”.

Backcasting is used in business to challenge the status quo, rethink the way things are done and help come up with fresh ideas to add value in your organization. This method also helps you to identify…

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