In this first lesson, we will explore the basic principles behind the Disruption Map, its history and applications. For a more extended look at the methodology and how you might build on top of it, check out this paper which builds on originator Jerome C. Glenn‘s work.
Grab a sheet of paper and a pen or marker (or, OK, your tablet), and we’ll cover everything you need to know to get started now and set your team up for success when you practice mapping in a live group setting as a facilitator.
Let’s dig into a real-world example and explore the cascading implications of the growing trend toward remote work and digital/distributed teams. We’ll model the mapping method and identify some unexpected opportunities and disruptive challenges rippling out from a central trend and spreading across a larger ecosystem.
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Now that you’re familiar with the method and objectives, let’s take a look at the process of bringing this tool to your team for a collaborative session. We’ll lay out everything you need to do in five easy steps — from framing to synthesis and follow-ups.
You can download the full facilitation guide here:
You’re now ready to apply one of the most popular tools for practical futurists and foresight experts. We hope you enjoyed this quick course (and the framework) and that you’ll go on to find many interesting applications and implications (and — of course — implications of those implications)!
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