Winds of Change
This is a totally atypical year, which has made more evident or even precipitated changes that have been blowing for a long time. There are other forces that have acted pressing for significant changes, which are not perceived with the same intensity, but their impact is inexorable. I recently gave a lecture to a group of K-12 educators, a category that was hit severely in this pandemic, and that has been courageously striving to reposition itself in the scenario that unfolded. I have made a short list of the challenges facing us currrently, with some emphasis on the educational context:
- Time of uncertainty and global threats – insecurity and unpredictability
- Earthquake in the economy and in the labor market – viability and sustainability
- Emerging transformations due to Technology – accelerated and disruptive
- Ideological activism and polarizing conflicts – inconsistent relativism and radicalism
On top of that, I elaborated over key reflexes in life and work, seeking to identify trends and how we can better take advantage of changes without losing the essence of the mission. It was a very uplifting exercise, which I believe all people conscious and committed to relevance are doing in some way. Perhaps you have already thought about the winds of change that are hitting your business, but if not yet, what would your list look like? Based on it, what consequences are expected and what actions could be taken to mitigate risks and explore opportunities?