In our opinion, the corona crisis marks the beginning of a new stage of development. It is characterized by uncertainty and unpredictability of the development, as it has long been known from complex dynamic systems. We apply this model of thinking to all areas of our lives, from companies to individuals.
During and after the crisis, we need ideas about the future that are helpful even under the harsh conditions of a rapidly changing world. We develop these by systematically recording technological and social trends from science and technology and looking at the probability of their implementation through the filter of many years of national and international practical experience in the financial and business world.
Qualitative methods of empirical social research and desk research are used to obtain basic information. Particular attention is paid to special methods of early identification of qualification needs, which were developed under the direction of Prof. Abicht in a project funded by the BMBF and successfully applied in more than 10 studies.
Sometimes, futures research takes one-sided positions between utopia and dystrophy. Our investigations consistently consider the unity of crisis (loss of stability of systems) and opportunity (new quality of developments) and develop differentiated images. For this purpose, a model developed in Think Tank is applied.