ABSTRACT

Foresight, or anticipation, is a particularly demanding and complex process with uncertain outcome, but at the same time attractive and potentially generative. The relationship between foresight management and the performance of businesses and institutions is becoming a well-defined field of study and research. The fields of application expand and become diverse, increasingly encompassing the global and controversial issues of our time, and their complex management. One of the most frequently explored approaches concerns competency for the understanding of the future and for foresight practices compatible with an integral perspective. This area of study is based on an enactive approach to cognition and leads to a competency model described as embodied foresight. The detailed presentation of foresight methodologies provides especially useful information for the development of applications in various fields, from business to social processes.