“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.”
In the old days, you know, 2006 era, life was a lot more predictable. Now uncertainty rules the day. How do we best function in the “new world order?”
In the “good old days” before this recession things were somewhat predictable.
-Forecasts on the future would be made.
-People would construct plans to achieve their goals in line with the forecast.
-Then we would apply the resources to make it happen.
That worked then. Sometimes it still works. Ah, but when? Which times?
Today we need more, without throwing out what we know.
When situations present themselves that are predictable, rely on what you know and has worked in the past. Those are the comfortable ones.
When you hit an unpredictable situation. Reflect. (But not to long, it’s usually better to do something than to do nothing.)
We approach predictable situations by determining our goal and then acting on it. Reverse that thinking when dealing with the unpredictable. What is the situation telling you? Once you identify that you can predictably identify a plan of action.
We have all heard the phrase that “a glass half empty, is a glass half full.” Unpredictable situations require us to look at a situation from a different angle.
The Internet is still in its infancy. We are all learning how to think differently about everything. Business is adapting. Governmental institutions, the world over, are slow to accept they need to change. Unfortunately a huge percentage of the population wants the “status quo” no matter how broke it is. Those of us in business can think differently. We need to innovative to lead the way.
All of us need to adapt, at an ever faster pace. View adaptation like nature does. It’s continual evolutionary change. Evolution has just sped up a little. Good place to start is by talking to your customers to see what they need.