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.
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.