The author of Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Scott Steinberg, was published in the January 2016 TD Magazine, where it was noted that he believed that change remained exponentially important in today’s business world all thanks to the advancements in technology and communication.
Here Steinberg suggested that, “…scrappy young start-ups are continually disrupting markets, customer behaviors are constantly changing, and new trends are replacing old.” From my perspective, with over 25 years in training and performance improvement, the future will be far from predictable.
Big and small organizations in our community constantly search for new ways to improve their products, delivery systems, customer ratings, and employee satisfaction. By initiating the interest in improvements, they will strive to adapt to the change that is happening in order to keep up with maintaining customer satisfaction.
As human resource employees and training practitioners, we too must seek to foster better relationships with our business partners and clients in order to assist with the development of the staff. This remains an important aspect that could be used to be able to accept and cope with these somewhat expected, yet changes nonetheless in the market section of a business and in our own lives.
Not being willing to change will promote stagnation in our lives. Not changing is something we should fear more than change itself. Steinberg states, “… the next ten years will bring more change than the prior 10,000. What’s more, market evolution also is happening at a blistering clip.” These rapid changes, and the need for tomorrow’s leaders to be ready in order to accept new challenges is the single biggest issue that is currently facing our community’s business and educational institutions now!
Dr. McArdle also shares more information about the need for training and education, along with a list of skills for the future. Click here to continue reading...