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A research institute at a major university had a history of tension between its various service lines. Its revenues had reached a plateau. Using Art of the Future’s Structural Dynamics method, the institute came to understand that much of what had seemed personal between individuals was really a result having way too many great prospects than it could manage with its current systems. Seeing the consequences of this “waterfall of opportunity” mapped out in a comprehensive way led to a more thoughtful approach to establishing business priorities, such as its work with a variety of strategic allies. Art of the Future also did an analysis of the Center’s space and recommended ways to increase the positive connections between staff.
services institution owned an investment
banking subsidiary that experienced
tremendous growth in the late 1990’s. The
investment bank specialized in technology start-ups
and saw no
limits to the possibilities for growth. The
management team had completed a strategic plan that
called for major
A world-renowned health care system worked with Art of the Future to establish the point that medical device technology suffers from fragmentation. Devices are built to support the needs of particular islands of specialization but don’t work well for clinicians trained in other disciplines. Art of the Future led a series of conversations that brought this issue into a whole-systems perspective for the institution. This work contributed directly to the founding and funding of a center to integrate medical needs with technology investments.
A computer manufacturer was
vertically integrated, providing the full range of hardware and software products and services
semi-conductors. Using Art of the
Future’s structural dynamics approach, the senior executive team
portfolio of businesses. They were
surprised to discover that none of the preferred futures for the
depended upon one particular business line that had been thought to be
in the crown. In fact, the resources it
required made it a negative in some scenarios. As
a result, this business was sold to a major industry
client organization was able to invest the funds from the divesture in
strengthening other key lines of business.
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