Weathering dynamic change
Original content by ChangeDriver™
Change is always the boss. Take climate change for example.
Despite vigorous debate about the existence of climate change, its effects are impacting people worldwide with increasing frequency and intensity. The changing weather patterns are definitely the boss. Some people call climate change unpredictable and dangerous, fearing that the world can’t change fast enough to outpace or adapt to it.
During the winter of 2018/2019, much of northeastern North America battled frigid temperatures below -30 Celsius and more frequent and massive snow storms, including freezing rain, ice pellets and high winds.
In Ottawa, Ontario there was record-breaking snowfall of 97 cm in January 2019, beating the 1999 record of 93 cm.
The southern hemisphere has also experienced extreme weather. Temperatures are now reaching far above normal, breaking records in Australia and Argentina.
The first generation of children to experience the increasing impacts of a changing climate has already been born. At the same time, some scientists believe that adults alive today are the last generations able to take concrete actions to mitigate the negative impacts of the earth’s rapidly-changing climate.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we have 12 years to limit climate change’s worst effects and that we must completely eliminate coal-fired electricity by 2050.
Can we deny that change is the boss?
Whether it’s our changing climate; change in how we manufacture; change in how we work in the office; change in how we acquire services; change in how we do business; change in customer service; or any other type of change – can we afford not to embrace it and drive it?