Clarity in the Chaos: The Value of ALTERNATE FUTURES® Scenario Planning

March 5, 2020
ALTERNATE FUTURES® scenario planning allows leaders to consider a range of possibilities in a safe environment so they can make sound decisions in an...

The Future of Sports Entertainment

October 25, 2019
Sport entertainment environments, players, fans, and participation mechanisms are changing dramatically and reshaping the sports entertainment economy.

Spotlight Session with Beth Comstock from Future Shock Forum

April 18, 2019
Deb Westphal talks with Beth Comstock about the organizational transformation she led at GE through the rediscovery of the company culture.

This is the Smarter Military R&D Investment Strategy

March 6, 2019
The Department of Defense (DOD) is revising its military R&D and investment strategies to pursue more future value. This is the right approach.

Here Are the Disruptive Technologies That Will Reshape Your Business

January 16, 2019
We explore what disruptive technology really means and how your business can understand and plan for the changes it will bring in 2019.

The Future of Work and Workforce Agility

September 12, 2018
The future of work and workforce agility is uncertain, but not unknowable. Important changes in the environment htat directly impact the workforces of all...

How Cities Should Prepare for Smart Environments

August 15, 2018
With increasing volume and velocity, smart city technologies and autonomous vehicles are reshaping the structure of our cities and how we live and work...

Disruption 2030: The Drivers Shaping the Future

July 12, 2018
We collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate to explore future threats and technology disruptions over the next...

Societal Collision is the Future of Innovation

June 20, 2018
Points where opposing ideas come to a head can be clashes for dominance or opportunity for progress. The future of innovation will happen at...

The Measurable Lasting Value of a Simple Strategy

April 18, 2018
This simple four-step strategy approach helps to identify the path you need to take, which informs the strategy you need to build. Each step...

The Social Impact of Demassification and Desynchronization

February 7, 2018
Blockchain and AI can remedy the issues of rapid confirmation and media distrust that have arisen as information has become desynchronized and demassified.

Organizational Decision-Making in the Age of AI

January 17, 2018
Modern organizational decision-making has moved from mechanization to collaborative, data-driven, and human-centered to produce agile, effective, personalized solutions.

Why Leaders are Failing to Embrace Disruptive Technology (and How to Fix the Problem)

November 29, 2017
Many leaders embracing disruptive technologies focus on solving the wrong problems. Four questions can help them empower their people to meet the future head-on.

Humanizing AI: From Data-Driven Decisions to Insight-Driven Wisdom

November 8, 2017
Swarm AI augments machine learning and human intelligence to arrive at better decisions and predictions by harnessing the collective mind of a group of...

Infographic: The Future of Disruptive Technology

September 13, 2017
Toffler Associates’ perspective on the Future of Disruptive Technology is derived from our understanding of drivers shaping the future, insights from interviews with wide...

How to Engage AI in Organizational Decision Making

August 30, 2017
Organizations face constant revision to the decision making process – here’s how leaders can engage data and Artificial Intelligence to enhance resources and roles.

The Experience Economy Comes Full Circle

August 2, 2017
The Experience Economy is coming full circle as customer experience focuses on satisfying fundamental human needs and personalized wants.

Welcome to the Fourth Wave? Cognitive Tech and AI are Reshaping Humanity

June 28, 2017
With the emergence of cognitive technology, augmented reality, AI and other bleeding edge innovations, humanity may be evolving toward the Fourth Wave.

Preparing Cities for Smart Technology and Autonomous Vehicles

June 14, 2017
Urban areas striving to prepare for smart technologies and autonomous vehicles should look broadly at how to turn uncertainty into competitive advantage.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: 4 Steps to Navigating Data for Business Success

May 24, 2017
Future business success will rely on the ability to use personal data to customize the experience for every individual. Businesses must consider more than...

Is Your Organization Prepared to Adopt Disruptive Technology?

May 17, 2017
With disruptive technologies forcing leaders to rethink their organization, change management is a smart way to discern the roles of strengthening and growth efforts.

Technology has Exposed the Gap Between Wealth and Poverty

May 5, 2017
The gap between wealth and poverty is widening, and technology is exposing the haves to the have-nots. We explore the impact of the shift...

Perfect Innovation is a Dangerous Myth

April 5, 2017
The traditional notion of perfection is the enemy of modern reality. In an environment where time is compressed, great innovation is not fixed –...

Take Care of Your People if You Want Your Organization to Thrive

March 29, 2017
How leaders enable the total wellbeing of their people has great relevance to the health, competitive position, and long-term success of their organization.

The Risk of Neglecting Human Value in the Innovation Solution

March 8, 2017
This is why, in seeking solutions in technology innovation systems and neglecting the value of their human workforce, organizations put their future at risk.

Big Teaming is a Solution to the World’s Toughest Challenges

March 1, 2017
Big Teaming is a legitimate approach to engaging broad, disparate collaborative structures to envision, facilitate, and create progress around global issues

Why You Need to Conduct an Organizational Innovation Assessment

February 15, 2017
Similar to engaging Myers-Briggs to place people, an organizational innovation assessment using a shared framework will improve progress efficiency & outcomes.

AI is Worthless in the Absence of Human Judgment

February 9, 2017
Integrating cognitive technologies like AI, leaders must keep human talent in focus for the organization to optimize new information outputs and found time.

The Most Important Resource for C-Level Leaders is Human

January 25, 2017
As leaders strive to satisfy immediate and future opportunities and challenges, the demand for intelligent, empowered knowledge workers is greater than ever.

Why Crowdsourcing May Be the World’s Greatest Shared Asset

January 18, 2017
As more of the world’s population is connected and AI becomes a contributing global citizen, crowdsourcing stands to become the powerful shared asset we...

Your New Year’s Resolution to Change is Too Limited

January 11, 2017
As we start another new year, we consider how transformation and change are different, and why change is limited but vital to creating fundamental...

How to Harness Talent and Build Great Teams

January 4, 2017
Organizational wealth is generated through and harnessed by knowledgeable individuals. This is how to empower your teams to generate intelligence and value.

Why Kindergarteners Always Win the Marshmallow Challenge

December 7, 2016
The Knowledge Era workforce faces broad, cross-industry issues so our education system must shift from linear thinking to teaching kids to think critically.

Empowering the Global Workforce One Individual at a Time

November 16, 2016
This is what your organization must do to shift paradigms to engage the right talent in harmonized teams that can support a strong global...

How Can Blockchain Help You Create and Protect Value?

November 9, 2016
The advent of blockchain has already - and will continue to - disrupted how many organizations do business. Are you prepared to adapt?

How Can We Gain Clarity in the Geopolitical Chaos?

October 26, 2016
As geopolitical shifts continue to grow and expand their impact globally, successful leaders are defining a value ecosystem from within their organization.

What is the Right Education for the Emerging Global Workforce?

October 5, 2016
It’s time to re-think standardized education and consider what a Third Wave model looks like as we prepare the future workforce for the global...

Are You Certain You’re Prepared for Unpredictable Threat?

September 28, 2016
The future of global threat protection lies in our ability to build a unified, predictive security ecosystem (knowledge, security technology, and innovation).

Bio-Digital Convergence: The Human as Critical Infrastructure?

September 21, 2016
As bio-digital convergence advances from IoT to Internet of Humans (IoH), humans are Critical Infrastructure that must be approached with regard to possibility and...

Why it’s Change or Die in the Brave New Biodigital World

August 17, 2016
Third Wave disruptions like biodigital convergence are forcing organizations and the people in them to fight against the natural human resistance to change.

Finding Your Place in the Innovation Ecosystem

August 3, 2016
To thrive in the innovation ecosystem, organizations must adopt a transformation mindset and build an agility framework that allows for collaboration and flexibility.

Balancing Privacy and Security in the Pokémon Go Era

July 27, 2016
As cyber and terrorist attacks become regular news and Pokémon Go has people hunting dragons, we must find balance between personal privacy and collective...

Do You Know How to Structure Your Horizontal Organization?

June 22, 2016
Understand the qualities of a horizontal organization and the steps necessary to create a model that empowers team members to higher levels of contribution.

The Knowledge Age Organization Has No Ladder

June 15, 2016
The hyperconnectivity, globalization, and data in the Knowledge Age are forcing public and private entities shift to a horizontal organization for agility.

New Thinking Never Gets Old: The Innovation Mandate

June 9, 2016
The pace and scale of innovation is forcing individuals, organizations and societies to transform, not just to Future Proof®, but to survive.

How to Combat Threat with a Risk-Informed Cultural Mindset

June 2, 2016
As the threat universe expands, organizations must move past security compliance checklists to adopt a custom risk-informed cultural mindset. This is why.

The Art and Science of Wargaming

May 25, 2016
Wargaming is a vital exercise for military and commercial organizations to test concepts and strategies in a low-cost, low-risk environment through simulation.

Organizational Learning is the Key to Solving 21st Century Issues

May 18, 2016
Organizational learning usually happens via individual or collective endeavors. In the 21st Century, collective holds the greatest potential for progress. See why.

The Deep Fundamentals of War

May 11, 2016
As today’s wars have shown, future war will not be limited to defined geographies or governed by historic rules so our approach to warfare...

Stability and Jeopardy: The Impact of IoT on National Infrastructure

March 31, 2016
The convergence of devices and humans is reshaping how we live, and we must carefully manage every implication of integrating IoT into our critical...

Innovation is the Father of Necessity

March 26, 2016
Toffler Associates examines what it takes to clarify innovation and build an ecosystem within the organization to support a process of successful disruption.

The Great Compromise: Balancing Security and Innovation

March 16, 2016
In light of the Bowman Avenue Dam story, Toffler Associates weighs the tradeoff between privacy & innovation, & what steps we must take to...

Workforce Knowledge is Key to Protecting Infrastructure

March 9, 2016
As the lines between traditional infrastructure sectors blur, it’s more vital than ever to prioritize the workforce in innovation and security discussions.

5 Signs Your Org Needs Futures & Foresight

June 24, 2021
Over the past two decades businesses and organizations have reduced their planning horizons to just a few years as the pace of change accelerates and...