The noun, FORESEEABILITY, is dismissed by language purists, often behind the curve.
When uttered, these properly assembled 14 letters offer an engaging sound; they also underscore why our patrons overcome adversities.
Superior situational foreseeability is one’s capacity to anticipate future occurrences most logically and accurately.
It’s a quality gained from experience, topic/issue wisdom, understanding social variations of human behavior by way of resourceful, discreet observation.
Some advocates describe it as akin to organizational radar where readings enable confident routing through stormy conditions.
This resource is acquired, not a birthright. It can keep one’s advocate giant steps ahead of competitor decision-making.
Associative techniques produce other positive results. Early warnings about potential disruptions, damages to possessions, bodily harm and intensified attacks against brand reputations represent only a few ways foreseeability is applied.
Without concentrating on foreseeability the already (or future injured parties) wander aimlessly amid dark unknowns of missed opportunities.
Not for Novices
This strategic advantage requires years before mastering. We all can “guesstimate.” But services ForeseeNow provides warrant far more than occasional luck. An ever-changing fast-paced society is precariously reactive, usually unnerved when shocked without warning.
Foreseeability as a byproduct to Heuristic education has been in our arsenal since we originated.
Nonpareil firms constantly adapt innovatively. They are best prepared for dealing with well-planned intended surprises and suddenness, including today’s growing clusters of agitators whether capable in causing serious harm or merely obstreperous.
Like medical science, so much of what was considered “procedure or treatment of choice” just a very few years ago has been altered by rapid cultural, scientific, and economic transformations.
A fine example appears after an old form of psychotherapy is used in foreseeability.
Psychodrama, featuring spontaneous human dramatizations and role-playing about client situations, exhort team thinking when addressing foreseeability.
Psychodrama components facilitate predictive measures involving crisis, emergency, public issue and reputation management.
Absent superior foreseeability coming from Heuristic methods plus associative counterparts, at-risk businesses and individuals may be deprived of this dual and rare expertise.
An Army Officer’s Perspective
Army training emphasizing foreseeability (minus ever using the name) earnestly motivated, first a cadet, becoming an officer (T. Preston), throughout the durations of his active, reserve and civilian-associated services.
Getting an advantage and staying one jump ahead of your enemy seemingly was pounded into both ears 24 hours every day. Post-commissioning, additional preparation, exercises, courses, drills, special hand-to-hand tactics and later hard-knock schooling filled whatever duty time permitted.
The same message continued, except in different forms suitable to the knowledge being acquired. But always it inspired leadership, adaptability, originality, boldness, and personal assurance.
Hastily, the same young officer envisioned not strategic advantages alone from superior foreseeability. He became further inspired by how the paradigm emerged from ancient Greeks whose teaching methods demand self-discovery; even benefits from failures.
Rather than traditional lectures, readings, and trying to absorb quantities of material where lessons seldom were learned sufficiently, he embraced the heuristic idea.
[You can learn more about Heuristic Education in another section of the Library.]
Foreseeability Begins With Heuristics
Succinctly, Heuristics is problem-solving through discovery by trial and error without fearing inadequate results.
Fortunate to study even fleetingly at the University of Washington, this young officer encountered a fascinating department head. He taught combining Heuristic Education with Foreseeability.
A WW II correspondent in Europe saw and heard plenty during those days. He was the only “foreigner” to interview Hitler and Mussolini on the same day.
The worldly-wise teacher, who after WW II edited a Canadian magazine, and his adherent, shared common interests.
“Being a hard-driving Army leader mentored by a calm, unique and engrossed senior professor, I believed merging each philosophy would produce substantial dividends. Heuristics and foreseeability could grant that decisive edge, or at least even the odds, when extraordinarily precarious situations arose,” the now old veteran says.
“Experience verified that assumption. Decades later, when precarious situations arose or arise in the civilian sectors, ForeseeNow has been and remains prepared, no matter how bewildering they were then, and are today.”
Soon we’ll begin taking foreseeability seminar requests. Sessions are designed for corporations, institutions, agencies and PR associations. Here is another part of our emphasis on superb leadership preparation.