Foresight is a rational, holistic, creative approach helping an organization today to prepare for tomorrow. Foresight is not a methodology predicting the future but an approach developing possible scenarios based on present information and analysis and future assumptions in alternatives based on creativity.
The task of a foresight expert or futurist is to facilitate a group of experts/decision makers to imagine possible futures and to create a sustainable and motivating vision, and a synthesis of the results, thus helping to make better strategic decisions.
Foresight is an innovative approach, opening horizons in order to imagine future changes. These futures inspire strategies based on future challenges and integrate the actors and stakeholders concerned.