Scenario planning helps provide insight into future challenges. These challenges and uncertainties arises from a variety of possible changes in the environment, such as a recession, natural disasters, competitor actions, emergence of new technologies or changing customer needs.
Working with scenarios helps to break free from familiar and fixed patterns. Scenarios are not predictions, but it counters old thinking, provides new insights and expands the worldview.
In my opinion, future scenarios should above all inform, inspire and confront. They teach you new things, tickle curiosity and make you think. That way, scenarios help shape the future!