Now that the New Year is underway, it is time to use my futurist skills and make some forecasts about things that I think will become prominent in the years ahead. So here it is, my second annual Six Forecasts for 2016! Those who wish to critique my 2015 version of this second annual blog can review it here.
A simple way that futurists develop balanced insights about the future is through the use of the STEEP methodology. This acronym simply stands for Social, Technological, Environmental, Economic and Political factors. By default, each one of us tends to gravitate to one or two of the STEEP categories. However, robust future insights are a result of considering more than what we look at naturally. This also helps us avoid biased or unbalanced views of the future. So here they are, six forecasts for ’16!
Whatever actually occurs in the years ahead, I wish all of you a safe and joy-filled 2016!
Jeff Suderman is a futurist, professor, consultant and pracademic who works in the field of organizational development. He works with clients to improve leadership, teamwork, organizational alignment, strategy and organizational FutureReadiness. He resides in Palm Desert, California. Twitter: @jlsuderman