8. Reviewing (Adjustment thinking)
Key Adaptive Foresight Specialty Functions and Practice Communities
- Scorecards – Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI). Since 1997. Balanced scorecard is a business performance dashboard with nine types of feedback, including customer feedback. Scorecards are key to firm success. Certifications, training. 5,000 practitioners.
- Quality – American Society for Quality (ASQ). Since 1946. Promoting the practice of performance feedback and quality improvement (TQM, Lean Six Sigma, etc.). 80K members. Various certifications and conferences. Eight magazines and journals.
- Change Management – Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). Since 2009. New association standardizing and promoting the discipline of individual and organizational change management. Seven Chapters. Annual conference (900 attendees).
Other Reviewing-Associated Organizational Functions
Feedback, Critiquing, Unlearning, Correcting
Reviewing-Associated Practitioner Methods
Performance mgmt. report with a mix of financial and non-financial key performance indicators (KPIs).
Gaining frank critical feedback from clients and fellow foresight practitioners.
Dashboards (Management Information Systems)
A easy-to-read, single report or interface with real-time feedback on critical performance numbers.
Enterprise Feedback Management
Software and processes to centrally manage feedback survey authoring, deployment and analysis.
Key management-chosen measurements of business performance, varying by department.
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
Simple, transparent objectives (goals) and key results (how, when, what you’ll do to accomplish them).
Methods to make a product fit for its purpose, and right the first time, as determined by client feedback.
Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
Techniques and tools for process improvement using quality management and statistical methods.
Total Quality Management and Total Productive Maintenance
Methods and systems to ensure continuous quality improvement (TQM) and asset productivity (TPM).
Theory of Constraints
Management methods that seek out and mitigate the rate-limiting constraints on org. performance.
Methods (performance reviews, auditing, root failure analysis, etc.) to save troubled firms.
Again, these methods lists aren’t complete, but rather a sample to get you started. Find out which methods matter most to you in employing each of the Eight Skills, do regular self- and advisor-assessments of your abilities in each skill, and keep your Do loop as fast and efficient as you can, so you can keep learning and adapting and executing in your environment. Good foresight is really as simple as that, but no simpler.
Job Hunting Tip: If you are looking to make a foresight career and already have particular skill or interest in any of the methods above, each can be used, along with other foresight terms, in a LinkedIn, Google Scholar, or general web search to find companies and people who value them. Every method you learn, use, and can reference and get recommendations for in your resume or on LinkedIn will help you gain access to more potential clients and career opportunities. Good luck and have fun!