As discussed in our first blog post, we believe that future orientation can be attained both by
- foresight and strategic management processes and by defining responses top-down and
- by encouraging all employees to be on the lookout for external change and empower them to take personal initiative to drive change.
In our last blog post we reported on a case study where we a company had a long track record of successfully reinventing itself repeatedly, thus displaying clearly a high future orientation. But this company has very limited corporate foresight capabilities.
In our new poll we would like your opinion on what is the stronger mechanism to build future orientation: (1) structured process or (2) empowered people.
We are looking forward to your view and if you have example we would love to hear about them. Please share them by leaving a comment to this post.