The Anticipatory Organization - Accounting and Finance Edition - Version 1.5A
The most important competency in the business world today – the ability to anticipate future trends and position our organizations to take advantage of them – is a mystery to most of the accounting and finance profession. If you want to jump ahead of the competition, forget agility. Forget crisis management. The main skill you need to thrive in a business environment marked by hyperchange and uncertainty is the ability to accurately anticipate the future. This may seem impossible. It’s not!
The need for future-focused strategies has never been greater. In a recent national survey, 76 percent of small business owners say their CPAs are not proactive, and 75 percent have changed firms because their CPAs are providing reactive services rather than proactive advice. Another recent survey found that only 6 percent of CFOs, controllers and management accountants say they are future-ready.
Dan Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts. He has been helping stakeholders to see and shape the future for more than 30 years. The Anticipatory Organization – Accounting and Finance Edition synthesizes his approach into an "accelerated learning system" that includes a series of short, single-concept videos featuring Burrus that presents the model’s core principles. Each video is followed by a job aid and rapid-application activity that teach you how to apply the concept to everyday activities. The result is a powerful tool that will help you know what’s next, develop opportunities, shape the future and accelerate success.
Change is coming, fast. The winners will be those who can anticipate those changes to leverage new opportunities. Reorient your thinking about the future...your future.
|1. Module 1: KNOW WHAT’S NEXT||-|
|2. Module 2: DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES||-|
|3. Module 3: SHAPE THE FUTURE||-|
|4. Module 4: ACCELERATE SUCCESS.||-|
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify linear and cyclical changes in your business
Recognize the difference between collaborative communication and informative collaboration
Differentiate hard trends from soft trends
Identify the three digital accelerators
Identify the value of foresight
Recognize when to apply the “Skip-it” theory
Recognize how to use the Law of Opposites for new opportunities
Recognize how to be an Opportunity Manager
Identify ways to anticipate where your customers need to focus their future plans
List ways to elevate your Futureview®
Module 1: KNOW WHAT’S NEXT. Hard trends are certainties. They will happen, regardless of your actions. Soft trends might happen—and you can influence them. An organization that can identify certainties and future disruptions, will be better poised for success.
Module 2: DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES. Every hard trend provides an opportunity. The question is whether you’ll be there to capitalize on it. The Anticipatory Organization™ model helps you pre-solve predictable problems in order to identify and act on game-changing opportunities.
Module 3: SHAPE THE FUTURE. Your view of the future shapes the decisions you make today. And, the decisions you make will shape your future. This is your Futureview® and it is a powerful force in shaping the future of both individuals and organizations. The Anticipatory Organization™ model reveals the power of your Futureview® and teaches you to use hard trends to elevate your plans and realize the business you envision.
Module 4: ACCELERATE SUCCESS. When your entire team shares a common Futureview that’s based around the certainty of hard trends, it drives your organization’s strategic velocity and accelerates success.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Recommended CPE Credit Hours: 5.0
Course Level: Basic
Designed For: CPAs and finance professionals
Instructor: Daniel Burrus
Publication Year: 2015
Expiration Date: Course content is reviewed annually and revised with neccessary changes or else the course is removed.
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation.
The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.
He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. His client list includes companies such as Microsoft, GE, American Express, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, Honda, and IBM.
He is also a featured writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, and Wired Magazine to name a few.
He has been the featured subject of several PBS television specials and has appeared on programs such as CNN, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, and Forbes.
He has founded six businesses, three of which were national leaders in the United States in the first year. He is the CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.
His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology driven change and its direct impact on the business world.