The correct change… sorry, it has nothing to do with money.
What it has to do with is the world in which we live and the changes that are going on all around us. In today’s world, not only are we being inundated by the volume of change, but the pace of change has intensified as well.
In the late 1950s, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce said in rapid fire, “Change is happening, happening, happening.” He was right – right about the 1950s. And that was 60 years ago. Yet today we look back at the 1950s as this bucolic, serene dreamworld.
Can you imagine how Lenny Bruce would describe the whirlwind in which we live?
Fortunately, or unfortunately, not everyone is moving forward at the same pace. While the workplace today bears little resemblance to that of 30 or 40 years ago, the pace of change in government and how it adapts has not changed sufficiently to keep up with the rest of the world.
Many in government are just now still fighting the same battles of 30 or 40 years ago. Oops. They were behind the pace of change even then. And now, society continues to change at an ever-increasing rate and government still can’t keep up.
The biggest difference now is the ever-expanding gap between reality and government.
What’s a body to do? The sad answer is that there is not much you can do to close that government-reality gap. The best thing to do is to commit yourself (and your career and/or business) to keeping up to date with change that is swirling around us.