How do you prepare for changes in the future? Do you gauge possibilities through speaking with family and friends? Read self-help books? Maybe you have your goals scribbled on scrap paper and saved in a drawer? The future is a perplexing subject. On one hand you have a very good idea of where you aspire to end up. But life is at times (or even most times), uncertain. So, the path you stress over outlining is rarely straightforward, sometimes nerve wrenching, and always an adventure.
There is a profession that has one sole priority- the study of the future. No, I’m not talking about psychics, crystal balls, or prediction models. Instead, let me introduce the discipline of future studies. An ever-growing field, future studies adds value to organizations (and individuals) by helping them think about the long-term future. This blog is a way for me to share my excitement and background in future studies. As my professor Dr. Bishop says, “We place an emphasis on studying the past, why shouldn’t we do the same for the future?”