Download the Futures of Work Horizon Scanning Document 2022

Each year in April we’ll release a Horizon Scanning Document with the latest discovered signals and trends when it comes to Futures of Work.

This years document is released the 21st of April 2022. Download the document and start using it in your work with the possible futures.

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Tore Nielsen presents our guests

Our three guests have different views on the future of work and how we can work with the signals to shape the future we find most likeable.

Susanne brings the corporate views and how you can apply the signals in your leadership. Jasmina connects the signals to opportunities within the world of startups. And Carsten helps us to look forward, how do we approach the signals and move forward.

Read more about each guest below and find the full interviews on our YouTube channel.

Susanne Palsten Buchardt

Susanne Palsten Buchardt is Vice President at Novozymes in the Agriculture & Industrial Biosolution unit. With a keen interest in both people and technology, her progressive approach to New Ways of Working is an inspiration to many, both employees and peer leaders at work.

Jasmina Pless

Jasmina Pless is Head of Entrepreneurship at the Danish Chamber of Commerce, in Danish called “Dansk Erhverv”. She focuses on the Danish startup scene, on the life of entrepreneurs, and on the political landscape that is part of shaping the ecosystem for entrepreneurship.

Carsten Beck

Carsten Beck is Director of research at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, or CIFS for short. Carsten has been a futurist for the past 30 years and is a good friend of the house. In his role he delivers keynotes and presentations for a wide variety of sectors and audiences, both for global organizations and in small workshops.

Erik Korsvik Østergaard introduces you to the Horizon Scanning Document 2022

A Horizon Scanning Document is one of the absolute cornerstones in a Futures Thinking process. Such a document contains signals, anomalies, trends, and reflections related to a specific domain, for example, the Future of Food, the Future of Play, the Future of Urban Living … or (as for this document) the Futures of Work.

This kind of document is curated by experts in the field, who constantly spend time scanning the media, publications, academia, and the frontrunners in the domain to look for concrete examples of signals that might lead to trends.

These experts then evaluate the signals regarding frequency of appearance, perceived strength and inertia, polarities for impact, and time-to-impact.

Erik Korsvik Østergaard introduces you to the Horizon Scanning Document 2022

A Horizon Scanning Document is one of the absolute cornerstones in a Futures Thinking process. Such a document contains signals, anomalies, trends, and reflections related to a specific domain, for example, the Future of Food, the Future of Play, the Future of Urban Living … or (as for this document) the Futures of Work.

This kind of document is curated by experts in the field, who constantly spend time scanning the media, publications, academia, and the frontrunners in the domain to look for concrete examples of signals that might lead to trends.

These experts then evaluate the signals regarding frequency of appearance, perceived strength and inertia, polarities for impact, and time-to-impact.

What’s in a Horizon Scanning Document

Our Horizon Scanning Document focuses on the Futures of Work, with three major sections:

  1. Signals and trends regarding work, leadership, organizations, and employees
  2. Scenario descriptions of possible and preferable futures, as a consequence of the signals and polarities
  3. An overview of mechanisms in the organization that might change in the future

The Horizon Scanning Document is used both as inspiration for your work and as a concrete tool for the Signal Sorting during the Futures Thinking process.

The content in the Horizon Scanning Document can be directly used in your organization, your leadership team, or your strategy group. It helps you to have a more concrete and inspired conversation, and enables you to rethink some of your internal mechanisms and activities.

  • Together we shape the futures of work

    We dare to explore and evaluate possible futures so that we together can create a better, brighter tomorrow for the organizations and people of the world, today.

    The whole world is our playground. The individual human is our playmate. We bring likeminded people together to share and improve ideas and thoughts. We dream of helping 1,000,000 leaders in shaping a better, brighter tomorrow.

    Together we explore the challenges.
    Together we imagine possible futures.
    Together we co-create solutions.
    Together we make it work.

    Together we apply and combine Futures Thinking, Future of Work, progressive leadership, and change management to create New Ways of Working.

  • Together we shape the futures of work