Online Foresight Guide

A decision is the commitment to irrevocably allocate valuable resources, a commitment to carry out an action. Decision making is the cognitive process of selecting a course of action from various alternatives.

The objective of any Foresight activities is to contribute to, facilitate or guide the decision-making process, usually by providing strategic recommendations to policy-makers or corporate executives as part of the formal outputs of an exercise. However, decision-making itself is not part of the Foresight process and remains within the professional scope of the executives or managers.