Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Are you already sick of the "new normal"?
To me, the new normal means few good jobs, people picking on oldsters for using the SS and Medicare they paid into for decades, people I can't understand trying to help solve bureaucratic screwups on the phone, the selection of govt by the lo-fo (low information) voter, and a whole host of non-improvements to life.
Dean Newlund, president of Mission Facilitators International, has an acronym--VUCA.
VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
The difference between Dean and myself is that he sees lots of opportunity in the new normal.
He says these will be available to leaders with "a deeper understanding of human needs."
These people will analyze how the trends will affect them, create mission statements, and then master strategies.
I read the other day that govt agencies should have a 200-year plan.
Heaven help us.