What we did
We held a three-day futures thinking and scenario work training, during which Olvi’s global leadership teams concentrated on five selected business themes, facilitated by our experts. The themes were sustainable development, digitalization, globalization, changing population structure and consumer behavior. The future work process consisted of three modules: environmental scanning, imagining futures, and drawing conclusions. Before the training, we’d already collaborated with Olvi on the Future of Retail project, and Olvi’s internal team also had identified the impacts of the industry megatrends for their company.
On the first day, we had a group chat about the megatrends and the food and beverage industry’s past. Then, we started coworking in small groups, exploring the chosen themes in more detail, and defining the key components for the phenomena. At the end of the day, the groups voted on the 3-4 most important topics they wanted to continue working on the next day. On the second day, the teamwork continued, inspired by the chosen phenomena. The goal was to understand Olvi’s role in the future world. The teams first reviewed the previously chosen topics, created various outcomes, described the future world, and mapped what kinds of signals could indicate the volume and pace of the possible change, and what phenomenons would support it. Next, the discussion turned to understanding how Olvi would perform in the future world, with initial actions defined. On the third day, we wrapped up the different futures and their impact on Olvi.
Find out more on our Lean Futures Toolkit