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Extra, extra! Prep for possible headlines with a future plan template

Get ahead of upcoming articles by imagining the worst and best case press scenarios for your business. Then, take steps toward that best-case future with more strategic planning templates.

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Future plan template

Put the whole team’s heads together to pull out the very best future headlines.

Meet the media head-on

Imagine future headlines about your business plans, business development or products to shape your practices ahead of time. Meet goals and circumvent issues with FigJam’s future planning template.

Dream big: Inspire your team with fictional headlines about the positive impact of your potential product or service in the eyes of potential investors and potential customers.

Prepare yourselves: Avoid being blindsided by negative press—put yourselves in the reporter’s shoes and pick out problems ahead of time.

Prioritize right: Guide your decision-making with a concrete vision of the future and craft your marketing strategy from there.

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Communicate more efficiently on FigJam’s virtual whiteboard with integrated widgets like Lil notes, Alignment scale, and Simple vote, and enhance your vision with intuitive design tools. With FigJam, cohesive collaboration is easier than ever.

Plan with aplomb

Take the pain out of planning ahead with FigJam’s digital, visual future headline planner. Then put those insights into good use with more collaboration tools.

FAQs

Future planning, also called “headlines from the future” in design thinking, is a brainstorming tool that asks you to dream up fictional headlines that you could one day see on a billboard or magazine article, for example. Design thinking is a business planning method that utilizes the core principles of design. For instance, design thinking focuses on innovating and using one’s imagination to answer the unmet needs of the user.

By brainstorming future news reports (positive, neutral, and negative) about an upcoming product launch, service, or update, teams can gain insight into their best and worst-case scenarios. This enables organizations to focus on extremely specific goals and priorities as they progress with their project.

A future planner template simplifies and streamlines the future planning process. FigJam’s dedicated template is already set up for you to use and accessible to everyone on your team with the click of a button. Communication is extra easy in a digital space, and your work will stay safe and sound for you to come back around to—maybe in 5 years to check if your fictional headlines came true.

You should include (at least) three categories of headlines in your future plan template: best-case scenario, neutral (or “business-as-usual”), and worst-case scenario. This breadth of responses will allow your team to plan for any eventuality, from unprecedented success to the challenge of spinning negative press.

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