Change is happening so quickly, that it’s hard to keep up.
Products and services that once dominated the market and looked like they would always rule are now toppled by a competitor that came out of the blue.
Employees that felt secure in their jobs are being laid off because their skills – once cutting edge – are now no longer needed in the new, changed marketplace.
A younger generation is coming in the workforce and using words and concepts that mean nothing to you, and they are working in ways that seem reckless & irresponsible.
Suddenly you realize that your company, product or service could be on of those that people look back and and say, “Hey, do you remember…”
In that moment you have a choice to make. You can either disrupt how your run your business, or be disrupted. Because one of those will happen.
But you may say, “No, not us.” And that is what the newspaper industry said. So did the auto industry, the music industry, formal education, the timber industry, religious institutions, government bodies and even something as fundamental as the family unit.
So you have a choice. Disrupt your internal operations, or be disrupted. If you don’t make a choice, one will gladly be made for you. There isn’t any middle ground.