Foresight is used increasingly in organisations to identify and anticipate changes in the operational environment. The work on organisational future orientation has focused mainly on the organisational level and not on the different motivations towards foresight. However, the organisation as a whole, projects within the organisation and individual members of the organisation have different goals and requirements when it comes to foresight. We explore these motivations and give examples from two activities of VTT foresight network on how to respond to them. We argue that in order to integrate foresight into the daily activities of the organisation, it needs to be useful on organisational, project and individual levels and take into account different attitudes and definitions of foresight.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference. Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth. ISPIM 2013|
|Publisher||International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||XXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 16 Jun 2013 → 19 Jun 2013
|Conference||XXIV ISPIM Conference: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth|
|Period||16/06/13 → 19/06/13|
- organisational future orientation
Dufva, M., Myllyoja, J., & Ahlqvist, T. (2013). Building organisational future orientation: Example from research and technology organisation. In Proceedings of the XXIV ISPIM Conference. Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth. ISPIM 2013 International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.