We design and facilitate programs that help you achieve your future. Our programs are inspired by the work of Hermann Minkowski’s ‘cone of possibilities’ and designed to create lasting change. They consist of 4 steps that act as a formula: if you skip a step change won’t last and you will not reach your goals:
Awaken to the futures
Assess your (limiting) beliefs
Accelerate to the present
Activate your future
Based on these 4 steps we design custom programs for all our clients that help them be ready for the future(s).
= Futures Ready Organizations
Our proven approach to be ready for the future(s) and create lasting change
AWAKEN People are only willing to change if they have a clear vision of the desired future state. In this step we establish a clear focus for the future with proven future thinking methods.
ASSESS There must be a collective drive to want to change for the future. This step challenges assumptions and limiting beliefs to create space for change.
ACCELERATE In this step, we bridge the gap between where you want to go and the current reality. We align expectations, milestones, structures, systems and behavior to the desired future and summarize it in a plan.
ACTIVATE Together we make the plan personal and pragmatic. What culture and (new) behavior is needed to accomplish your goals and how do you start to make change?
What’s in it for you…
Your plans executed and higher productivity due to people who understand and embrace the strategy.
Higher satisfaction due to people who see and feel how their role contributes.
Improved feeling of empowerment due to leaders who know how to guide their teams through challenges.
Greater ability to cope with (unexpected) changes.
Our work is customized to your futures-specific challenges and co-created with you. It involves dedicated industry experts, visionaries, and facilitators chosen for their fit with your organization. The 4 steps of our approach are tailored to your needs using 10 separate modules.
Everything we do, is co-created with you
Bill Stephenson – DLL
“I’ve worked together with Minkowski and an internal team to design a leadership program with the aim to change the mindset of our leaders to become more disruptive. The continued drive of the team to make the program better with every new cohort and deliver the most successful experience was truly inspiring. It was one of the most enjoyable programs I’ve been associated with.”
Rue Veja Chaladauskaite – Baillie Gifford
“I had the pleasure of partnering with Minkowski in co-creating a full-day bespoke futures thinking program for our investment analysts. The experience was educational and energising, benefiting both the workshop participants and myself throughout the design process. Excited to partner again!”
Thomas Junod – UEFA
“We could not have dreamt of a better outcome for our first ever alumni summit. Thanks to your brio, content, style and flow this became a memorable program. I have learnt a lot from it myself as well. So thank you for my personal development, also on behalf of the 300 other attendees. I really look forward to collaborating more with you.”
Joanita Oud – Brunel
“The program we designed with Minkowski helped our leaders to translate the overall strategy into personal actions and enabled us to set the next step in our growth across different regions and business units.”
Christian Fransen – SThree
“Our strong strategic collaboration with Minkowski helped us to get the people in our companies aligned on what we wanted to achieve. With the roll-out of an engagement program throughout our organization the excitement peaked and helped us take crucial steps in the right direction.”
Chantal Verburg – Ouwehands Dierenpark
“Minkowski’s art of capturing the essence of what was said between the lines is really very special. I haven’t seen that being done so well in other places. They were able to uncover what was in our minds and align that with crucial behaviours and structure. It was fascinating to see it come together like that.”
Arjan Grootendorst – ProRail
“I was struck by the particular view on empathy. Understanding what drives and moves individuals empowers me to craft compelling stories for change that truly resonate with them.”
Karin Swinkels – EyeWish
“While we were working together with Minkowski to develop a new vision and strategy for our company I was struck by the quality of the facilitators. They were experienced business professionals with a breadth of expertise that really helped us find new value in the future. And the speed of the entire process was as fast as I’ve ever seen it.”