The Future Risks and Opportunities Toolkit is aimed at helping organisations build strategies for the future. It is therefore intended for futures analysts, policymakers, strategists and managers of any futures process. The toolkit offers a set of techniques and methods for strategically identifying and analysing future risks and opportunities so that users can employ futures thinking and analysis to make better decisions today.
This practical toolkit focuses on direct application of the techniques it describes. The introduction provides useful definitions for each method, and a set of 19 cards describes the methods themselves. The two-page cards provide basic information on the aim and features of each method as well as details (e.g., time horizons, steps involved, useful hints, expertise needed) and requirements (e.g., timing, participant numbers, equipment). Three diagram cards are also provided.
Users may need to seek additional references to gain deeper knowledge on the intricacies of each method as well as practical details about organising the activities.