Do we live in an age of disruption? Berlin Change Days
The Berlin Change Days started with “disruption on trial” and the question: “Is disruption really happening or is it just a buzz word?”
The only constant is change – change is the only constant:
The prosecutor pointed out that there has always been change. When she started her career many years ago companies have been talking about and working on organizational development. They wanted to get rid of hierarchies, to become more flexible and attractive for (young) employees. And what is happening now? Holacracy, agile, lean, generation Y, re-inventing organizations…
There was a lot of change even 500 years ago, as Andrea realized when she visited the Hieronymus Bosch Visions alive a multimedia exhibition. In the 16th century there were major changes in Europe: printing, Luther, the protestant reformation, leading to major political reformations in Europe, new faith communities emerged, the first circumnavigation, all inventions made by Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci and many, many more.
We live in an age of disruption:
The defender believes that now change is happening faster and has a stronger impact than before.
What do you think?
Do we live in a time of change and disruption?
Or is it just the same kind of change we have experienced already centuries ago?