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Infographic - the future of work
That the way we look at work is going to change significantly in the future is a certainty. But which evolutions are really going to determine how we shape our work? Discover it in this infographic!
You don't need to know the future to be ready for it
Businesses around the world are struggling to prepare for a sustainable future, especially in times where all well-known paradigms seem to be shifting. There is much uncertainty, little confidence, but most commonly little practice in cross company cooperation. That is where TomorrowLab comes in. Building bridges and guiding with domain expertise, consultants show the way forward.
Central Bank Digital Currencies: dangerous or desirable?
PM Rishi Sunak recently announced the UK's intention to launch a Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) as a competitor to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But what exactly are CBDCs and what are their potential implications?
Marijke Verhavert new director of TomorrowLab
Since 1 January 2023, Marijke Verhavert has taken up the role of director at Tomorrowlab, company of the Living Tomorrow Group.
Welcome to the creator economy in the metaverse
Say what? Well, that is how the future of communication and media presents itself. It’s about creators, technology and Generation Z. Time to put prejudices and misconceptions aside and look at the bigger picture of the creator economy.
5 ways to charm Gen Z in your communication
They prefer texting over talking. They were the first to grow up with access to the internet, smartphones, and social media. They are a generation of digitally connected individuals, using technology to communicate, to stay informed, and to participate in online communities.
Is your business strategy ready for the future?
Mike Tyson once said: “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. In other words, it's good to have a strategic plan, but it's better to be prepared when a crisis hits. Also, strategy is never a finished product. It must constantly adapt to unexpected events and new trends. In this article, we open our toolbox and share some of our techniques for future-proofing your strategy.
From Dubai to Silicon Valley: why we take you on an Innovation Mission
Since 2019 Living Tomorrow organised 3 Innovation Missions with the support of TomorrowLab. The first one was in Europe, the second one was to Dubai and we just returned for the last one to Silicon Valley in Palo Alto.
From future scenarios to a future-proof and flexible policy plan
Scenario thinking is essential in developing policy plans in uncertain times. Learn how to incorporate this into your processes with this e-book.
Living Tomorrow and TomorrowLab prepare their future
Since they were founded, Living Tomorrow and TomorrowLab have been defining companies in the Belgian innovation landscape. This impressive growth path and ambitious plans have led to a few shifts in management. Yin Oei becomes CEO of Living Tomorrow and Joachim De Vos, as managing partner, becomes more than ever the driving innovation force of Living Tomorrow Group.
The extended business model canvas
All stands or falls with your business model. So having a good overview and understanding of it, is crucial to keeping your organisation competitive and future-proof. With TomorrowLab's extended Business Model Canvas, you can map all key factors and their interconnections. Need extra info to really get started? Be sure to read our blog. Still not sure where to start? Book our workshop and be guided by our experts.
6 ways to get the most out of your Business Model Canvas
Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a great tool to map out the crucial elements of your business strategy. Here at TomorrowLab, we use it a lot in customer workshops. Unfortunately, stubborn misconceptions or a lack of knowledge often prevent organisations to get good results with this tool. To make this easier for you, here are six ways to get more out of your BMC sessions.
The rise of the digital twin: driving innovation across industries
The digital twin has become one of the pillars of Industry 4.0. This digital representation of a physical process or service has become standard practice in modern engineering to drive innovation and improve performance. But the digital twin is gaining attention in other sectors as well, such as healthcare and smart cities.
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Steeds meer steden en gemeenten staan aan de vooravond van een digitale omwenteling. Daarbij zorgde de huidige coronacrisis onverwachts voor een stevige boost. Maar hoe maak je van jouw lokaal bestuur een slimme stad? En wat kunnen bedrijven en lokale besturen van elkaar leren?
Mobility hubs, a fast track to new business opportunities?
Smart mobility requires – amongst many other factors – a dense network of ‘mobility hubs’, where people can easily switch between transportation modes. How do we design hubs in line with needs of both users and neighbours?
The Future of Wallets
Are we soon saying goodbye to cash currency or even the bank card? Following a roundtable with industry insiders, TomorrowLab sums up: what are the opportunities, threats, and challenges in the field of finance with 2030 as horizon? The conclusion for our future wallet is as fascinating as it is unpredictable.
“If you snooze, you lose”
Maybe more than any other business, communication, press and media are transforming rapidly as a result of technological advancement, such as Artificial Intelligence. How do professionals cope with this changing context? What is the impact on their role? And how will skills be shifting in the future? TomorrowLab and BelgaClub (Network of Belgian Spokespersons) yielded some interesting insights from a survey into the matter.
Sports in this new era
Recent global developments such as the pandemic, extreme weather and growing polarization will definitively change the playing field for sports. How and why we play sports is determined by these external factors which, at first glance, have nothing to do with sports.
What holds the future of Smart Mobility in store for us?
Mobility-as-a-Service, electrification, autonomous vehicles.... Smart Mobility is on the eve of its breakthrough. And this offers many business opportunities for a wide range of sectors and industries.
Formats for reconnecting your teams
After months on our virtual island, we are stepping out of our cocoons again, still somewhat cautiously. Teams find each other again at the office, at the coffee machine (never underestimate the breeding ground power of the coffee machine!).
Make or break your innovation strategy: decide actions!
In the first blog of this series, we talked about how to build understanding of the challenges with which your organisation is dealing today. This phase is crucial to define a joint ambition. In the second blog, we had a look at the next step: how to shape choices. And now, it’s time to take action! Let’s have a look at some examples and how to do this.
Make or break your innovation strategy: shape choices
In our previous blog, we talked about how building understanding is key in succesful innovation projects. It’s a first and crucial step to understand your company’s challenges and to keep your eyes and ears open for signals from the outside. When that’s clear it’s time to shape choices within your organisation!
Create a sense of urgency under any condition
We’ve seen that we can innovate quickly when we’re faced with a major existential crisis, but how do organisations create a sense of urgency during day-to-day business? For day-to-day innovations like systems introductions, new product rollouts, major process shifts…. Because the truth is that most of these initiatives are urgent and existential; it’s just that they don’t always feel that way. In this article, we will share some experiences that you can apply to your business to create that sense of urgency.
Make or break your innovation strategy: what is key to innovate successfully?
Nowadays, many companies are suffering from the crisis. According to the economists of Euler Hermes, a credit insurance company, the number of bankruptcies will increase to 26% in 2021 vs 2019. The prognosis worldwide is even +35%
How can you boost your innovation with limited resources?
Many organisations struggle with a shortage of resources for their innovation projects. So how do you ensure that your innovation engine runs as efficiently as possible with as little fuel as possible (people, financial resources, ...)? Should you rather speed up or slow down? And where should you put your efforts? If there is one magic answer, it’s “focus”!
3 innovation challenges and how to tackle them
Keeping the innovation engine running at all times is key for your business survival in the long run. That might be challenging nowadays, since we’ve all been focused on keeping our business up and running in the short term. We’ve asked companies about their main challenges and we’ll give you an overview about how to tackle them.
Foresight & strategy
This Foresight & Strategy Formulation programme provides you the tools and right mindset to build a shared and future-proof strategy or vision by exploring what the future might bring. Across different phases, you will explore and identify future directions, emerging technologies, new societal demands and challenges.
Innovation excellence program
Embed innovation in your company! Through a tailor-made program you will be able to anchor innovation in your strategy, way of working, organisational structure, culture and ecosystem.
Strategy stress testing
This Strategy Stress Testing program is an assessment of how your current strategy and business model perform under realistic but severe or unexpected market changes. Across different phases and through challenging questions, your business will be examined, the most critical future challenges will be identified, and pathways to address these challenges will be determined.
Our Innovation Training programme will provide you with the right tools and mindset to build a viable service or product, from scratch or based on an existing concept.
5 steps to help you embrace uncertainty
How do you decide on the right direction for 2021 if everything can be different tomorrow? Does it make sense to plan when everything is uncertain? Not knowing what tomorrow will bring creates unrest and can even paralyze some organizations. Navigating and setting a course for your organization is more challenging than ever before.
Your employees at the driver's seat for innovation
In order to innovate successfully within your company, it is crucial that employees are assigned an involved role. In a previous blog, we underlined the importance of an organisational network analysis (ONA). An analysis in which we identify different key network roles. But what exactly do those roles look like? And why are they important for the success rate of your business innovation?
How the world of sports can conquer Corona
As unbelievable as it sounds, the Corona crisis that has been holding court for over half a year now hasn’t been exclusively negative. Sure, the amount of uncertainty it has created for citizens, business leaders, parents, and employees, is incredibly high. And, of course, the sports industry is no exception.
Een business continuïteitsplan
Veel bedrijven zijn door COVID-19 in een reorganisatie beland. Crisismanagement was noodzakelijk en een businesscontinuïtsplan werd ingevoerd.
Are we driving towards a new mobility landscape?
The mobility & transportation sector has undergone several evolutions which had a significant impact on the organisations and companies operating in it. The speed of these changes increases dramatically.
Ondernemen in tijden van COVID-19
Bedrijven zitten vaak vast in een operationele context, waarbij de bedrijfsstrategie niet meer is dan een extrapolatie van het verleden. Dit werkt niet meer. Om vandaag de dag succesvol te zijn, moet je de vinger aan de pols houden.
How to identify the blind spots in your organization's vision?
Great opportunities and potential threats are rarely obvious from the beginning. And yet, failing to see early signs of change can make your company irrelevant in time. How can you make sure you identify those blind spots early on? And how can you install a culture of continuous vigilance?
Struggling with innovation? Here’s how to get your projects off the ground.
Do you find it hard to get your innovation projects off the ground? You’re not alone. According to Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, about 95 percent of newly introduced products fail every year. So, how do you make innovation work? TomorrowLab reveals some of the secret ingredients.
How to plan for the long term and the unexpected
Successful innovators always have a long-term strategy that helps them stay focused. At the same time, they need to be able to react fast to unexpected events and changing market conditions. How do they manage to reconcile both?
Speech Herman Van Rompuy
Last week we organized an online round table with Herman Van Rompuy, President emeritus European Council and President of the Advisory Board of TomorrowLab. You can read his speech over here.
How to create your ecosystem for greater innovation success
Great things happen when people work together. This also applies to innovation. For greater innovation success, it pays to analyse what you’re good at and what not, and then look for partners with complementary capabilities.
How can you anchor innovation in a government organisation?
Local authorities have to keep up with technological and digital developments in public space. By adopting innovative and digital technologies, our cities remain liveable and we make them smarter. But how do we get there, cities of the future?
What does Covid-19 teach us about the future of e-Mobility?
Covid-19 has most of us confined to our homes, with a significant impact on our economy. Like in any other crisis, this has an immediate impact on our electricity consumption. E-mobility is strongly related to the availability and pricing of our energy. So let’s start there.
Getting back on track after COVID-19
Today, many companies and organisations are facing a new economic recession and feel the need to adapt or reinvent their business in order to survive. That's why we developed a special fast track to get organisations back on track after COVID-19.
Joachim De Vos, Managing Partner van Living Tomorrow, is gastprofessor aan de UGent. In deze online masterclass wordt er dieper ingegaan op scenarioplanning en meer specifiek wat scenarioplanning betekent in de COVID-19 crisis. In deze online masterclass behandelen weWat is scenarioplanning?Hoe definieer je scenario's? Welke scenario's ontstaan er naar aanleiding van COVID-19?
Innovation in times of change
Change is happening right now and it forces us to innovate. There is no instant recipe for innovation, but there are many things you can do right now to get your innovation projects off the ground. In our e-book, we combine the insights of our innovation designers on different topics.
Sport in uw kot!
Niemand kon zich in januari inbeelden dat enkele weken later de voetbalcompetitie zou worden stopgezet, het klassieke wielervoorjaar weg zou vallen, dat EK’s, WK’s en Olympische Spelen zouden worden uitgesteld… Plots blijkt sport langs de ene kant heel relatief, maar langs de andere kant ook broodnodig voor ons fysiek en mentaal welbevinden. Wat betekent de huidige coronacrisis voor de sportwereld? Onze innovation designer Griet, gespecialiseerd in sportinnovatie, geeft haar visie.
Waarom contact tracing call centers wel innovatief (kunnen) zijn
Je leest het overal. De presentatie van de Veiligheidsraad kon op zijn minst beter, toch qua vorm. Maar het meest wordt er gelachen met de keuze van contact tracing via call-center met 1.000 operatoren. Volgens vele commentaren is dit terug naar de 19de eeuw met bakeliet telefoons, kleitabeletten en faxtoestellen. Niks is minder waar.
How can Artificial Intelligence make a difference in your daily life?
The main driver to take advantage of AI in business processes is to optimize a certain activity. But did you realise the implementation of these new technologies affects your life more than you can imagine?
How can you keep your team connected, engaged and productive in the virtual office?
With most of us working at home, interaction and relations with colleagues change. Both employees and managers are facing serious challenges in staying connected, engaged and productive. There’s a major role for formal and informal relations in tackling those challenges.
The added value of scenario planning in volatile times.
Scenario planning allows you to deal with uncertain futures and outcomes. How will our world and business environment look like in 10-20 years? And how do we, as an organisation or corporation, prepare for these unknown and uncertain outcomes?
Wat kan je bedrijf leren uit de overheidsaanpak?
Een duim voor de overheid en haar expertteam. In een mum van tijd organiseerden zij zich bijzonder efficiënt en namen ze doortastende maatregelen. Via een ongeziene stroom van onderbouwde informatie en aanbevelingen houden ze ons op de hoogte, én in het gareel. Dit is wat jij hieruit kan meenemen.
Innovation during crisis
In the coming weeks and months, our businesses will be challenged to show their resilience as an organisation. Now more than ever, we can do things that will have an impact on our future. 3 burning questions we hear a lot nowadays.
10 Tips to optimize your strategic conversations about innovation
How do you position yourself as a leader in a scenario planning process? How do you and your team come up with a shared vision of the future or strategy?
How can we help you?
In order to help your organisation to get a grip on innovation and achieve short-term tangible results, we develop your future strategy. This is how we do it!
6 powerful tips for a durable business
According to a recent study nearly 50% of the current S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next decade. How can a business stand up against this evolution?
Scenario planning as an answer to disruption
Responding to trends is no longer enough to stay afloat in this rapidly changing society, as trends are facts, they are visible.
Speed vs strategy
Understandably, business leaders have become obsessed with moving fast in a world that changes at increasing speed. But when you go fast without knowing where you are going, you could end up getting lost.