Is your organization thinking about, planning for, and creating the future or is your organization being pushed blindly into an uncertain future without much forethought? Take the assessment to find out where your organization lies on the spectrum and which Futures Ready Persona your organization personifies!
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Question 1 of 8
What timeframe best describes how far into the future the majority of your focus goes?
1 week to 6 months - Looking for quick wins
6 months to 2 years into the future
2 to 5 years into the future
5 to 10 years into the future
10 to 20 years into the future - Thinking about the impacts on today's children
20 to 50 plus years into the future - Thinking about the impacts on grandchildren and beyond
Question 2 of 8
What resources are dedicated to future planning? Time, Money, and Personnel
Currently no resources are dedicated to planning the future
A small amount of at least one resource (time, money, or personnel) are dedicated to future planning
A moderate amount of at least one resource (time, money, or personnel) are dedicated to future planning
A significant amount of at least one resource (time, money, or personnel) are dedicated to future planning
A significant amount of all three resources (time, money, or personnel) are dedicated to future planning
Question 3 of 8
Which statement best describes your current planning efforts?
Planning, what's that?!?
Making out daily or weekly to do lists
Capture broad categories of to do's that last up to a few months
Set annual goals that are periodically revisited
Create a new strategic plan every 3 years or so with specific goals that are measurable and achievable
Focused on achieving a vision that requires more long-term goals that are revisited and adjusted as needed
Question 4 of 8
Which statement best describes which organizational boundaries impact your organization?
Question 5 of 8
How aware is your organization of threats or opportunities?
Rarely lift our heads to see outside of our own organization
Pay attention to what our competitors are up to
Regularly follow industry trends
Sometimes follow broader market trends across industries
Regularly follow market trends across the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political realms
Regularly follow market trends across the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political realms and analyze their potential impact on our organization and industry
Question 6 of 8
Which statement best describes your organizations culture around change?
People cringe at the mention of the word change and shut down
Change takes time to get buy in but people come around if they understand the reasoning
People are open to change in small doses when they understand it
People embrace opportunities to make improvements, rethink processes, and innovate
Question 7 of 8
When are trends or new innovations generally adopted by your organization?
Significantly behind the times
It has to be mainstream before it is even considered
Usually in the middle of the pack
We invented it!
Question 8 of 8
Which statement best describes the leadership approach to planning in your organization?
Totally top down - what the boss says goes, not questions
Decisions are made by the leadership or executive team with little input from others
Department or team input is sought after during planning efforts
Bottom up - all members of the organization are asked for input