Reimagining Change Management
(change for the 21st century)

“There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning, boys, how’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, ‘What the hell is water?’”

David Foster Wallace

Reimagining Change Management

Beyond Transformation, Navigating Daunting Disruption

As David Foster Wallace keenly observed; when you are in it, it is difficult to discern.  Dealing with the radical change, untethered culture, and existential threats of today makes the change described by futurist Alvin Toffler seem almost ordinary.  Today’s daunting disruption looks, feels, and is different.  And, this new epoch is not ending anytime soon.

What is new?  Throughout 2020 we elaborated on cross-discipline research that progresses beyond the legacy change management of the 20th century.  What is different?  This rapidly advancing research reveals bedrock findings that come together at the intersection of art and science, and informs creative thinking for Reimagining Change Management in the 21st century.  What is ahead?  In 2021 we will build upon these detailed findings and present practical solutions. A preview of research that is applicable for institutions, businesses, and individuals is highlighted below:

Reimagining Change Management

1st Quarter:
Reversible or Irreversible

Is the current event, or the solution under review, reversible or irreversible?  Considerations for important decisions include: degree of risk, level of effort, length of time, and overall cost.

It is Personal

2nd Quarter:
Sociocultural Evolution

As Apple CEO Tim Cook commented, “Technology, magnifies rather than changes who we are, for the better and the worse.”  We agree.  Social innovation is the unstated need, and is searching for a vision and a voice.

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3rd Quarter:
Use it or Lose it

Cognitive capability, use it or lose it. This applies to your organization and to us individually. What does that mean in today’s digital culture where we are overwhelmed with information and algorithms?


4th Quarter:
Beyond Innovation, Creativity

What is the difference between innovation and creativity? One is hard, the other is really difficult.  Innovation is an improvement or enhancement for a better solution; creativity arrives with a ‘born-on-date’.

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About Next Steps

Transformation. Innovation. Change. Collaboration.
Plan. Launch. Implement. Sustain.
We’ll partner with you to design the right solution to meet your needs.