4CF Surf the Future

I recommend 4CF as a dependable partner in Strategic Foresight and Futures Literacy for policy-making and Strategy.

Riel Miller, Foresight Director,

Project results as well as the process whereby they were obtained have me convinced as to the professionalism and innovativeness of 4CF on the Polish market.

Krystian Chmielewski, VicePresident
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Polska

4CF provided foresight expertise at a highest level of professional skill.

Alberte Ruud, Senior Advisor,
Norwegian Public Road Administration

4CF experts successfully implemented a Real-Time Delphi tool - HalnyX - for the needs of an expert study.

Irena Pichola, Partner, Member of the Board,
Deloitte Advisory Sp. z o.o.

4CF offers the highest quality of Business Foresight services

Marcin Kubajczyk, Marketing Director,
Hoop Polska

Application: The method has wide uses at all stages of the strategic process, in any type of organization. It is valuable wherever there is a need for determining and evaluating solutions to a given problem.
Method: This is an expert-workshop method. It may be used alternately with other methods in order to find a list of solutions, to verify and evaluate them, also iteratively. In its simplest form, it consists of two stages:

  • Expert stage: at which the expert team prepares the first set of solutions (e.g. scenarios, product examples, technology sets),
  • Session Stage: at which sessions with stakeholders are organized in order to find alternatives to previously formulated solutions, amend the list of available options and verify and evaluate them. At this stage the applied methodology is adapted to the given problem.

With the use of this method, it is possible to generate, verify and adjust i.a. business scenarios, solutions, products, key technology sets or strategic document assumptions in a relatively short period of time.