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Do you know know the Secret of Change and how to improve Workplace Relationships?

In This Issue

  • David Houle, Guest Blog: The Secret of Change
  • Daniel Burrus, The Anticipatory Organization Model
  • Cost Effective Resources to Improve Workplace Relationships


By David Houle, A leading futurist blog since 2006

Published October 28, 2022

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates, Greek Philosopher

This is a key quote. Right now, and through the 2020s and 2030s, the future of humanity, and certainly civilization is based on the new that must be created to replace the old. We must reinvent capitalism and democracy, not just argue within them. We must begin to understand and then create a global economy that is “no growth”. We must create new forms of transportation, energy, education, brain-centric health care and non-consumption.

Another way to state this is that we have entered the golden age of design, the age of creativity. We need to create completely new ways of doing things, thinking about things and what we value.

The “old” doesn’t need to be fixed as much as it needs to be replaced by the “new”. This is one of those transition moments in history when a new order, across most of human endeavor is ahead. Think of the time from 1875-1925. What reality was in 1875 was distant in the rear-view mirror of 1925. Candles to electricity / horse and buggy to internal combustion engine/chamber pots to indoor plumbing/ the one room schoolhouse to modern high schools/ the family farm to working in a factory.

We now must take the huge steps to replace what is, with what will be. Not repair the broken.

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The Anticipatory Organization Model by Daniel Burrus, one of the world's leading forecasters, business strategists, and innovation experts.

Know What's Next: Hard Trends will happen

Burrus says, "A hard trend is a future fact that can provide something that is very empowering: Certainty.

Develop Opportunities: Radically Accelerate Innovation

Burrus points out, "It's clear that a cultural environment that encourages innovation at all levels can produce amazing ideas and synergy."

Shape The Future: Transform Culture

Burrus teaches, "How you view the future impacts much more of the present than many of us realize. I developed the principle of Futureview back in the early 1980s. In brief, how you view the future shapes how you act in the present; further, how you act in the present shapes your future. In other words, Your Futureview will determine the future you."

Accelerate Success: Transform Results

Burrus emphasizes, "The future is about maximizing relationships. The number one certainty in this world is that the future is about relationships."

Informing or Communicate?

A dominant business mindset holds that we are in an Information Age and have been so far for a number of years. Now, that we have become Information Age organizations, we need to become Communication Age organizations.

Burrus points out that there is a difference between informing and communicating. Informing is one-way. Communicating on the other hand, is two-way. He often asks his audiences if their organizations are good at informing and communication. The inevitable answer is: We're really at the top of our game when it comes to informing, but communicating is another matter entirely. Th follow up question offers and equally intriguing answer: Do you need to be far better at communication? Absolutely!

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A Cost-effective Resource to Improve Communication and Workplace Relationships

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