Emerging Future Scans are designed to identify the early, weak signals of significant trends and disruptions which will reshaping industries and markets locally and globally. The discovered ideas, thoughts and references are intended to explore future possibilities and disrupt existing though patterns. The scans form an extremely powerful catalyst for discussion, ideas-generation, and strategy development. They are not intended to produce final or comprehensive answers to the questions, but rather to extend and stimulate the current strategic conversation.
Depending on the tailored scoping and focus of each scanning brief, the final scan report can vary in length from 30 to 50 pages. The Emerging Future Scan is often used as the first input for participants of either an Emerging Environment Workshop or a Principles and Techniques of Strategic Foresight workshop.