It is quite natural to mull over ideas and visions for the future, however fanciful, while attending to day-to-day realities. H3Uni is founded on developing this capacity, available to everyone, as the basis for thinking clearly and purposefully about transformative regeneration.
Three Horizons Thinking opens a visionary and practical method to articulate sought for future qualities and values, so that measures to bring them about can be deliberately, collaboratively and effectively pursued in the present.
Current reality, Horizon One, is the realm of managing and delivering present needs and wants by present methods. The Anthropocene is calling into question the sustainability of a huge proportion of current patterns of activities, and the very premises on which such patterns have been created.
Horizon Three is a presently held articulation of viable and desired potential futures, and the values they grow from, discovered as current seedlings of developing potential.
The turbulent transition zone, Horizon Two, brings a focus of entrepreneurial energy, innovation and initiative to discover and create viable patterns that can bring necessary transformation into reality.
These three modes of thought and understanding entail distinct ways of social collaboration and economic behaviour. Learning to envision, think and act together in these ways brings shared competence to the present process of creating desirable and worthwhile futures.
Competence in Three Horizons practice creates a foundation for learning and application of additional methods to tackle the momentum of complexities, ambiguities and unpredictabilities that are arising more frequently every day.
This understanding provides a practical foundation for anticipating and navigating the spate of dilemmas among which the seeds of worthwhile futures need to be sown and nourished.
To learn more see the tutorial in the Resource Library.