There’s no turning back or trying to ignore the fact that we are living in a world facing massive change. As technology advances, markets become more competitive. Customers are demanding more. Whole industries are about to face further waves of disruption. These are challenging times for both employees and employers. It is no wonder people are worried. But rather than getting stuck in gloomy thoughts, it is a good time to consider how we can be proactive.
One thing is for sure, to remain competitive as employees and businesses we cannot stay the same. We cannot keep doing the same things in the same ways, using the same skills and technology. Keeping up requires upskilling and devising better, cheaper and quicker solutions. Not doing so will lead to stagnation and getting left behind. Beth Comstock from GE summarised it well:
“I think we still need great leaders with vision, the ability to find and coach people, to encourage people, to help them renew themselves, to go forward……the future still depends on great leaders who reinvent themselves”.
~ Beth Comstock, Vice Chairman of GE, Head of GE’s business innovations.
The times call for agility and adaptability; a reinvention of ourselves and the way we do things.