Environmental scanning is the non-negotiable for Strategic Foresight. But sometimes we forget to scan! It can be overwhelming to build a new habit. We are often asked, what is a good “rule-of-thumb” to develop a scanning practice?

Our 1-5-10-5-1 rule suggests scanning once a week, five articles across STEEP, and adding ten tags, five key highlights, and a quality description for every scan hit. Download these free wallpapers to remind yourself of the 1-5-10-5-1 rule so you don’t ever miss the future!



This resource is a package of four (4) .png files that can be used as phone wallpapers or print-outs to remind oneself to scan for futures intelligence.


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