A key element of an organisation’s viability depends on its capability to look outside the organisation and into the future, and sense and make sense of what it sees there, and then determine where, how much and how fast to adapt the organisation to maintain its fit with its environment. So, one aspect of environmental scanning is to inform decision making about options for change and adaptation.
Fractal can help you design and embed a consistent, structured, wide-ranging process for environmental scanning, structured on a futures radar plot. It differentiates topics which require immediate action, those that require an action plan, and those which can be monitored for change. For strategic decision takers, this distinguishes ‘noise’ from weak signals which are strategically significant.