Three Horizons Mapping helps you understand how ideas, opportunities, technologies and initiatives align to different types of growth for your organisation.
This play helps categorise your ideas, options or trends according to the type of growth being considered for your organisation.
Understanding where these sit across the three horizons helps form a holistic strategy, while considering the time sensitive nature of opportunities, processes and tools needed for implementation.
- Horizon 1 – Now and the short term. A business-as-usual focus on optimisation and utilisation at scale to extend current practices and core business.
- Horizon 2 – Medium term growth opportunities. A commercialisation and transition focus to explore and develop emerging opportunities.
- Horizon 3 – Long term growth opportunities. A focus on less certain but more transformative opportunities.
The play is based on McKinsey’s Three Horizons which was developed in the 1990s. It is used to help companies identify and organise growth opportunities.