Journal of Futures Studies

Foresight Styles Assessment: A Theory Based Study in Competency and Change

by Natalie Dian

ABSTRACT

Foresight Styles Assessment fills a gap in understanding the range and qualities of foresight competency. Within the human neurological capability for long range thinking, FSA proposes six styles. It suggests four areas affecting the degree to which the six styles utilize foresight when confronted with externally imposed change. Those four areas are: temporal orientation, holistic or dual-process thinking, structural orientation and activity orientation. The author describes the six foresight styles as a system and defines each style. This paper is one of two, the second of which will present Foresight Styles from a statistical perspective.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084