The definition of forward looking is someone or something with an eye to the future and a focus on what is coming.
An example of a forward looking plan is one that outlines how future growth will be achieved, as opposed to one that emphasizes the results of the past.
Concerned with or making provision for the future: a forward-looking corporate plan.
(comparative more forward-looking, superlative most forward-looking)
- Having an interest in the future, and planning for it
- Many schools are even looking for students who are right out of school, and an objectives statement can demonstrate the fresh perspective of a forward-looking new teacher.