What is Horizon Scanning?

Horizon scanning aims to spot changes in the world around us before they become ‘old news’, so that decision makers can plan on how to exploit or mitigate these changes, securing the most positive outcome for their organisation. This means systematically monitoring a wide range of information sources and indicators, with the intent of identifying patterns and ‘weak signals’ of coming disruptions that could have a severe or a transforming impact on our world, the way we organise our work, our economies, our social interactions, our travel habits and our communication channels.
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