Working with IFF engages a combination of three valuable processes:
Generating Insight: By bringing together deep professionals with dramatically different perspectives, IFF works with people to generate new insights to shape better decisions and more effective action. Those who have worked with IFF are left with skills and capacities which in turn they can employ and pass on, creating a virtuous cycle of learning and effectiveness. IFF develops the hidden resources in all groups that will enable them to help themselves.
Developing Capacity: IFF develops in people and institutions the new capacities required to thrive in the complexity and confusion of today’s operating environment. People and institutions get to work with IFF thinking tools, methods and practices and to build competence in action by taking on their own tough challenges.
Leading Edge Research: In support of both of the activities above IFF conducts research drawing on leading edge theory and practice about the way the world is going. That is complemented by a rigorous historical perspective. IFF uses the remarkable talents of its international members and their wide range of contacts to understand the new concepts and practices both our own and future generations need to master the transition to the third millennium.