Individual improvement

Active learning requires a combined focus on the present and the future in order to anticipate. Most people need a time-out or reflection moment for this state of mind. Others seem to integrate this forward-thinking in their daily work. Some tips:

  • Find natural reflection moments, such as during travel, during breaks or in the interaction with others;
  • Visualize the near future using an imaginary timeline from now to the future;
  • Use scenario thinking (what if….);

Translate the answers in behavior or actions with which you prepare yourself for the future.

Team improvement

Stimulate a group focus on external factors and information.

Discusss what-if scenario’s.

Encourage feedback on ‘group think’ in case team members seem to loose their ability to adapt to new information.

Other interventions

Anticipate by learning

We learn continuously so we better anticipate future events

The survey shows a differentiated picture. 2 It shows that teams differ in the level active learning and reactiveness. The need for continuous learning is increasing due to disruptions in our environment. The ability to anticipate and become more agile is largely depending on the learning capacity of a team.

Learning and knowledge transfer

Teams that want to achieve a sustainable outcome need to learn in order to adapt to the dynamic world in which information and interdependencies constantly change. Collective learning, transferring knowledge about dependencies and the root cause of problems, increases the collective ability to anticipate to future events.

The success strategy: Anticipate by learning together. We share and apply our knowledge and experience into our daily practice in order to better anticipate to future challenges and situations. We can discuss this factor using the following success markers:

  • Improve daily work
  • Anticipate
  • Root cause
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Learn together