do you believe you are capable of dealing with a fast future?
do you think your business model will survive the next ten years?
are you prepared to innovate now, to deal with this reality?
I’ve come to this conclusion. Every single audience group has answered “No.” “No”. “No.”
In other words: we’re not ready for a lot of change; we know this change will likely have a devastating impact; but we’re just going to wait a while before we do anything about it!
The thinking, to me, is truly mind-boggling.
Case in point: here’s a recent poll with one recent global leadership meeting that I was asked to open.
The first question: are you ready to deal with a fast future?
Well, not really
Next question: do you think your business model will survive?
Last question: What are you going to do about it?
Um, we will just wait it out.
I’ve tried this scenario with multiple groups through the last 18 months, and there is a deadly commonality to it.
It’s kind of scary, because it implies to me that a lot of organizations, associations, professions and industries are sleep walking into the future.
We live in fascinating times!