“The future? What was once fast is now exponential!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Are you structured for slow in a fast world?
What was once fast is now ridiculously slow in comparison to today – and what is now fast is out of date almost even before its tomorrow! That’s the new reality in a world of hyper-driven exponential change.
Consider the change the surrounds us. The idea that the knowledge you have today will be sufficient for what you will do tomorrow will seem ridiculous at best – because you will earn your living through relentless learning. The concept of a ‘gas station’ will have retreated into your distant memories as you notice the absolute domination of electric car charging stations all around you. A continual full-body analysis through a series of connected medical devices in your home will provide your doctor with non-stop, up-to-date information on your health situation – and an automated AI analysis program will call you in for a consultation when your numbers get out of whack.
Your world is changing faster than you think. The last unique year and a bit has made it even faster. Driven by the global pandemic, we are seeing the sudden disappearance of resistance to change at the same time that new, exponential technologies take over the pace of disruption in every single industry. What was disruptive before is now massively transformative!
Do you have a strategy to keep up?
Pre-pandemic, CEOs and organizations were dealing with a world of business model disruption, the acceleration of technology, the faster evolution of key skills, and other critical issues. Now, in the harsh light of our new world, one thing is clear – the future is even more complex than it was before. And a simple fact has emerged – there is a massive and growing gap between the speed of change and the ability of organizations to keep up. Bridging this gap – the acceleration gap – is critical to future success – and the significance of your inability to bridge the gap is even bigger than it was before.
Are you prepared for a world in which the future is no longer owned by those who are merely fast – it belongs to those who can accelerate at the new exponential speed of change.
Can you keep up?