How we work

Methodological approaches

Foresight: We help clients experiment with alternative futures to give them a feeling for the strategic risks and opportunities at hand. The process opens minds to alternative strategy options and lets participants check if any given strategy will be robust/resilient, in all futures.

Strategy: We assist organisations to develop strategic rules of thumb that align all stakeholders. The process identifies the options to pursue, and opens the door to running “safe to fail” experiments that can develop a strategy/policy progressively and organically.

Playification: We use software tools to visualise work, and let management/stakeholders play with the results. Also, we have developed role-playing games to let management play other stakeholders, and see how they react to alternative strategic moves and future challenges.

Our Working Style

4Sing offers consulting - where we run the whole project end-to-end - and also capacity building - where we coach the client in developing their own foresight, playification and strategy capability.
In some cases we also offer to embed our personnel in a client organisation to complete a specific project. In all cases the emphasis is that the client knows their business/policy area best, and we are simply empowering them to find the best solutions for their area of expertise. Often we also recommend that outside stakeholders be included in the process, so as to broaden the expertise available, and make sure all stakeholders are aligned in implementing the strategy.