Well, what do you think? Are you?
— The straight answer might not be the right answer. Most of us think that to be trendy, you need to “be cool, wear design clothes, keep up with your Instagram, Snapchat or whatever social media account, know what kind of non-fat, gluten-free, fresh food with no chemicals to stay fit to do cross fit”? Well, good news is, you don’t have to.
Let me ask you: Do you, instead, do at least one of these:
- Follow the events on the media on regular basis and recognize patterns?
- Use several different sites, newspapers, blogs or social media platforms to get a better understanding on the issue?
- Discuss these things with your friends/family/colleagues, who actually have a different work background than you?
- Go to new places or events, near or far, to try and understand new things?
- Discuss things with new people, and not only small talk?
- Listen to people when they have something controversial to say?
If you answered ”yes” to any of those things, you’re definitely trendy. If not… then, you should consider doing at least one of the things above. If you answered “yes” to all of those questions, then you are more than trendy: you are foresightful.
For most of us, sometimes things feel like they’re getting out of hand. Everything is changing in such a fast pace, that it’s hard to keep up. To be trendy and foresightful yourself is one thing. But for your organization to possess these qualities is another issue entirely.
Want to hear more about how you can identify patterns and use them to see the future?