Weird News Back to the future: How we can act more future-oriented

11:45  23 october  2020
11:45  23 october  2020 Source:   gq-magazin.de

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That this is us and today is more important than possible future consequences, we experience not only in relation to our own lives. Companies and politicians also find it difficult to act with foresight. Kodak developed the world's first digital camera as early as the 1970s, but management did not dare to fully rely on digitization, so that the company had to file for bankruptcy in 2012. We have known the consequences of climate change for several decades, but we are only now starting to get really serious about sustainability. On a small and large scale, there is this gap between what we find right in the abstract when we think about the future and what we do today. (Also interesting: Become more productive - without time management )

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In the current crisis situation it may seem futile or even foolish to even think about the future. Who knows what our work, our economy, our life will be like in a few months or even years? And yet I am sure: right now, in a time of rapid change, is the right time for employees and companies to learn how to act in a more future-oriented manner.

This is why we find it so difficult to act with foresight.

Let us start with the question, why it is so difficult for us to choose our actions today more in the light of future consequences. One of the main reasons is: Our future selves are a stranger to us. At least stranger than the person reading this text. The bonus we get at the end of the year is worth less to us than if we got it right away. Behavioral economists call this phenomenon that consumption, enjoyment or well-being have a lower value in the future, therefore “time discounting” - a discount on future experiences.

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This preference for the present is also related to the fact that the future is an abstract idea and no concrete experience. In abstract terms, we know that it would make sense to think about new business models now, so that we can be more successful in five years' time and do a more responsible job with a higher income. But that reward is far away. Very close, however: The many comments on my perfectly edited Instagram picture. (Worth reading: Does our work have to make sense? )

So do we have to accept that we humans are simply not made to do things today that will only pay off tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? No, because there are tools with which individuals, companies and societies can act in a more future-oriented manner. Bina Venkataraman was a climate advisor in Barack Obama's team and, out of annoyance about our collective forgetting of the future, has compiled these tools in her book “The Optimist’s Telescope”.

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These tools can help us

Just as a telescope enables us to look into the distance - for example to estimate whether a meteorite will hit the earth - Venkataraman asks us to travel into the future in order to get out of tomorrow Making the right decisions today. What may sound esoteric is the essence of decision research over the past few years. Two of the tools can be used by anyone and currently seem particularly helpful to me:

Perspective Taking: If our future self is alien to us, then we have to find a way to put ourselves in his position and look at our current actions from his perspective. In an experiment by the California psychologist Hal Hershfield, test subjects were confronted with an aged virtual reality version of themselves. The result: You made significantly more future-oriented savings decisions. You can also have this trick easier: write an email to yourself twenty years from now. Explain which professional decisions you made during the corona crisis and why you made them: which opportunities you took and which you deliberately did not. What risks you took and what considerations you made. Reading this email from time to time could change some of your decisions in the months ahead. Prospective Hindsight : If the future is only a pale abstraction compared to the colorful present, then we have to bring it to life. Imagine an ideal work day in 2025 as vividly as possible. How exactly does it look? What do you do, who do you work with? Are you in an office or somewhere else entirely? Then think about how this future came about. What were the main decisions? Where did your actions and decisions matter?

In moments of change it is not easy to put the safe here and now aside and give priority to an uncertain future. But that is exactly the chance that lies in such moments. We shouldn't let it slip away.

Our new columnist Dr. Max Neufeind is an occupational and organizational scientist, new work expert and deals with the digital transformation of economy and society.

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