Change the Lens, Change the Future

Adaptability to change and embracing what future has in store, is as important as keeping plans to resort to, when things don’t end the way we had planned.

Although routine exists and one can experience it every day, things gradually change and evolve towards different states in future. Embracing change can be one of the toughest processes someone can undergo and without proper mental preparation, it can be quite challenging.

This is why today’s managers should have their eyes on the future. They have to understand that there is a possibility of more that one type of future. Moreover, each future has the potential of becoming a present much sooner than expected.

Fast Lane Forward on a Chaotic Road

Embracing Euclidean geometry as your motto for change management certainly has its benefits. It nurtures vertical thinking and creates an efficient way of dealing with problems. Vertical thinking promotes the use of logic and constant validation in order to reach the desired outcome but highways leading to the expected results in business are closer to a utopia than to real life. Although direct and long vectors are good for visualizing yourself close to the wanted outcome, the orography of the business world seldom allows such a mathematical construction. Small successive vectors, like footsteps on the ground, are a more logical course, leading you through an itinerary of small intermediate goals.

When dealing with the future, clinging to unresolved issues of the past leads to a delayed reaction to something that has already happened and is already in place. Therefore, dealing with the future should be separated from dealing with missed initiatives. Each road map for the future starts today and failing to understand that can leave one’s mind caught in a day that never comes.

Future can never be predicted, but enough preparation, the limitation of risks as well as taking notes from precedents can help a lot. It makes sure that the best possible outcome is on its way towards us.

Future can never be predicted, but enough preparation, the limitation of risks as well as taking notes from precedents can help a lot. It makes sure that the best possible outcome is on its way towards us. Yes, modulating between optimism and pessimism can help you achieve an accurate image of what is most probable to happen.

The future is always a projection and an extension of the past and the present. For managers, the future is the time for repairing mistakes and for improving the methods used to get things done. Extended experience and improved expertise also reside in the future, the only time that can host goals in terms of progress and evolution.

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