Foresight

"The best way to predict your future is to create it'

Peter Drucker

What is Foresighting?

The Foresight work group provides Europe’s major contractors with the insight they need to develop business strategy. We identify the trends we believe will impact the construction industry and explore what measures should be taken to mitigate any risks and capitalise on opportunities.

Unlike many foresighting groups we don’t just focus on bluesky thinking. We explore how we can move from where we are today to achieve what is possible in the near future, including how we address any barriers to adoption and how businesses can prepare for any changes.

Understanding how driving forces will impact the construction industry in Europe by 2030: A foresighting exercise by ENCORD and its partners

Our first report was created with the input of over 250 construction professionals, who took part in four workshops. It explores the relevancy and certainty of a series of drivers and their likely impacts on our businesses. It also sets out a number of considerations for leaders as they seek to evaluate their own business readiness to respond to future change.

“When we started work on our first ENCORD foresighting report in March 2019, we could not have imagined the state of the world 12 months later, with the COVID 19 pandemic” states ENCORD Chairman, Norbert Pralle. “At a time when the world seems to have turned upside down, people might question whether this is the right occasion to be looking at the future. However, if the last few weeks have taught us anything, it is that everyone needs to be better prepared for disruptive change.”

While it is not a crystal ball, foresighting helps organisations to better understand how the future might develop, providing valuable insights into potential scenarios, risks and opportunities, so that they can increase their resilience. We would encourage every business within the construction industry to study our report, carry out the workshops and consider the implications for their organisation. All the tools you need are below.

Foresighting Toolbox

While it is not a crystal ball, foresighting helps organisations to better understand how the future might develop, providing valuable insights into potential scenarios, risks and opportunities, so that they can increase their resilience. We would encourage every business within the construction industry to study our report, carry out the workshops and consider the implications for their organisation. All the tools you need are below.