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Technology Accelerates Change

Technology Accelerates Change

Technology Accelerates Change

Change is not new, but modern technology is accelerating the pace of change.

My grandmother was born in 1900 and when she died in 1972, she had witnessed the greatest amount of change seen by any generation, since the dawn of time.

When she was a child, everyone she knew travelled either on foot, bicycle or horse. By 1972 she had witnessed the introduction of electricity, cars, radio, TV, mass media, aeroplanes, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space travel to the moon and Mars.

The pace of change has continued to increase, especially with the advent of smartphones and the internet, genetic engineering, information science, facial recognition and nanotechnology.

Rules to Manage Change.

Put in place these rules to manage the accelerated pace of change.

1. Embrace it.

Don't try to fight change. Life on Earth is based upon evolutionary change.

Those who fail to adapt themselves to changing circumstances, become extinct.

If you want to stay in the game, then embrace change.

2. Surround yourself with young people.

People younger than you are still growing and adapting.

They are very adept at the new technology, because for them, it is not new technology, it is just "the way things are".

My 6-year-old granddaughter manages her tablet as if it were a part of her brain. Young people can teach you how to use new tech.

3. Recognise that fundamental truths never change.

Although technology changes, human nature does not.

Humans have been on the earth for 300,000 years, and our basic instincts are unchanged by technology.

Technology simply makes things happen faster.

So, people use technology to create and destroy with ever greater efficiency.

To manage change, manage yourself:

  • Be clear in your thoughts, goals and language.
  • Be rational in your plans, actions and re-actions.
  • Be positive in your attitudes, intentions and emotions.

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About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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