Using futures methodologies, we help education, workforce development, businesses and economic development organizations create preferred futures by identifying signals and trends to create foresight that leads to insight and sustained action.
What is a signal?
A signal is typically a small or local innovation or disruption that has the potential to grow in scale and geographic distribution. A signal can be a new product, a new practice, a new market strategy, a new policy, or new technology. It can be an event, a local trend, or an organization. It can also be a recently revealed problem or state of affairs. In short, it is something that catches our attention at one scale and in one locale and points to larger implications for other locales or even globally. Source: Institute for the Future