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Future First

“As for the future, our task is not to foresee it but to enable it.” Saint-Exupery

Overview

With all the demands of day-to-day business, it's easy to lose focus on your objectives. So from time to time it's important to look at the way your operation works and to make plans for the future. How do you currently operate? What works and what doesn’t? Looking forward, what will be the demands of your clients?

Future First is a workshop in which a facilitator works with the team throughout the day to ensure it stays focused on the key issues. Participants are encouraged to challenge their current thinking, to consider their working practices, to agree key priorities and goals for the period ahead, and to establish and agree an action plan.

Workshop Contents

Introduction

  • Outlining the current situation
  • Defining future goals
  • Encouraging input from team members

SWOT Analysis

  • Using a SWOT analysis template
  • Identifying the key challenges in delivering goals
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Determining possible weaknesses and finding ways to manage or eliminate threats to success

Creating an Action Plan

  • Translating ideas into ongoing operations plans
  • Identifying the contribution that can be made by each team member