Eltville Model

Many practitioners avoid discussions about the future, because all too often they result in vagueness and chaos. The core problem is the lack of a precise language for the future. Thus irritating and dangerous confusions about the future occur.

Therefore, methods and tools are often used in the wrong place and are misapplied.
Therefore positionings, visions and strategies are often so little precise and consistent.

Take advantage of the Eltville Model, a consistent semantic concept model that we have developed in practical work with leaders and in phenomenological scientific work 1991 onwards.

The Eltville Model allows you and us to analyze the future of your market and make your positioning, vision and strategy very precise, consistent and effective. The Eltville Model has proven itself in hundreds of projects and in countless companies and organizations, including governments.

The "Eltville Model" for quality and effectiveness of your future strategy

The Eltville Model is based on the five basic human motives for foresight, the five “futures glasses”. They serve the motives and desires regarding to future that are ingrained in the human psyche.

Therefore the Eltville Model is easy to understand, despite the necessary complexity. That makes it also easily connectable to your leader and employers. Even investors are enthusiastic about it.

The profound and precise definition of the five types of the future and the related results and processes facilitate your professional future management.

The result model is a consistent semantic net of terms. It offers a clear and proven structure for your future strategy. It assures that your orientation, your vision and your strategy are connected to the basic trends, scenarios and assumptions coherently. And it guarantees that your strategy is even linked to you daily tasks. By the way, the result model is also the base for the data model of the FMG-FutureNet.

Eltville Model

Use of the Eltville Model

It's easy for you: you build on the five familiar motives for foresight

You see the future completely and more clearly because you take all relevant perspectives

You think and communicate more precisely and effectively about the future and avoid misunderstandings

It is much easier for you to assess the statements about the future in the media and by futurologists

You have a clear structure for your future strategy

You have a clear and proven structure for your future projects and workshops

You can better assess the suitability of methods and tools and use them more effectively

To ensure that all FMG’s work results are consistent and of one piece, we use the Eltville Model. The different colors correspond to the “Five Futures Glasses”.

The first phase “create future-orientation” forms the robust foundation of your future-strategy. You get a clear picture of the probable and possible changes in your market. This enables you to recognize and understand the threats and opportunities of the future.

The second phase “develop future-strategy” leads to a clear, unifying, unique and future-robust mission for you. You crown your future strategy with a motivating and credible vision.

The third phase “make future-strategy work” ensures that your leaders communicate the future-strategy effectively to their employees and that your future strategy reaches the minds, hearts, bellies and hands of your employees and is consistently implemented in day-to-day business.

Your way to a robust, motivating and effective future-strategy

You benefit from our unique and effective method and tools

Future Survey

Future Survey

to capture today’s evaluation of the present and the future

FMG Roadmaps

to integrate the mapping of futures, goals, strategies, and activities

Business Modell Generator

to integrate the mapping of futures, goals, strategies, and activities

Vision Event

to enable an emotional experience of your vision and strategy

Business Mapper

to visualize and analyze strategies and business models

FMG Wargames

to identify possible competitive surprises and the opportunities they hold

Visions Database

providing the missions and visions of 100+ companies as benchmarks

Strategy Workshops

to consequently implement your strategy

Visual Database

for consistent visual thinking in work processes

Creative Tools

50+ effective creative tools to develop opportunities

Vision Test Station

to future proof your mission, vision, and guidelines

Agile Projects

to implement projects quickly and accurately


Artificially intelligent tools for scanning and analysis, such as our Start-up-Scanner

Opportunity Database

modeling 200+ opportunities of successful companies

Semantic Documentation

of your strategy in the knowledge net


50+ pioneering methods and tools to analyze, design, and make decisions


the semantic net of future research and knowledge about trends and technologies

Business Evaluator

to assess the sustainability of business segments

zur Beurteilung der Zukunftsfähigkeit von Geschäftsfeldern

Vision Presentation

to assess the future viability of business areas

Empathy Methods

to identify and test needs and solutions (Design Thinking)

Scenario Generator

to systematically solidify your future assumptions

Opportunity Generator

to systematically conceptualize your positioning options

Vision Video

to communicate your vision and strategy in entertaining and inspiring ways

Executive Power Extenders
to conserve, strengthen, and increase your implementation power

Strategy Database

modeling 100+ proven principles for strategizing and positioning