How quickly can you Change?
We live in a world that is full of change. With the internet business is done at the speed of light. Changes that have previously taken a generation to change are changing in a few small years. Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have used technology to build a business that is changing the world.
What is the impacts of his change on people? After all is that not what the world is about anyway, people? I have noticed that some people adapt to the change and the speed of change better than others. Why is this the case?
Roger’s develop an innovation theory that talks about how people fall into different categories when it comes to being able to handle change. There are the innovators, the early adaptors, the early majority, the late majority and the laggards. The early groups jump in when things are new and untested, while the majority wait for things to be true and tested. Meanwhile the laggards just do not handle change.
In a fast changing world, where do you sit in these groups? If you are in the first two groups you are most likely handling the change well, however just remember when dealing with the majority, not everyone is on the same page and may need a little longer. If you are in the majority I would challenge you to try something new once in a while, get out of your comfort zone.
- · What group do you fall into?
- · If you are an innovator or early adopter how can you ensure that you can bring the majority along with you?
- · If you are in the majority how can you ensure that you are challenge yourself to try something new?
Posted on Thursday, 30 Jul 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Adapt, Business, Change, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Life, Management, Passion, Roger’s Innovation Theory. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.