CoreNet Global Summit, Madrid 2018
Madrid | 25 - 27 September 2018 | NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding
The largest gathering of corporate real estate professionals in Europe

Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind: Transforming Uncertainty into Thriving Futures

27 September 2018 | 09:00 - 11:00

Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind: Transforming Uncertainty into Thriving Futures

2 Hour Workshop

How can we bring about new and thriving futures as we face complex global challenges in a rapidly changing and uncertain world? This is one of the most pressing questions in today's knowledge economy, in which innovation and disruptive change have become one of the key drivers for social, technological, economical, environmental, as well as political dynamics (STEEP framework). The future cannot be predicted; however, it can be anticipated and prepared for. This session will explore the connections between uncertainty and innovation and experiment with a selection of future-oriented scenario planning methods. You'll learn how scenario planning tools and future-oriented innovation methodologies can illuminate different ways the future could plausibly develop. Explore the role of space as an environment that, on the one hand, provides certainty, stability and predictability; and, on the other hand, "controlled uncertainty" for triggering our creativity and breaking our patterns of perception and cognition. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a new perspective on uncertainty and will understand how to deal with uncertain situations. 
  • Discern why uncertainty and innovation are closely related to each other, and how uncertainty can actually drive a strategic and thoughtful dialogue for CRE by shaping emergent futures.
  • Define specific actions to apply the concept of Enabling Space, with the goal to extending cognition as foundation for bringing forth innovation.