Professional Development: Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

Kevin Coleman is a highly skilled senior level project and program manager/advisor with experience leading projects with labor budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets across multiple industries.

During a recent press conference, Bill Ford—the CEO of Ford Motor Company—said, “This is a time of unprecedented change.” He went on to talk about how Ford needed to empower employees to move faster. He also said that everyone needs to see the future.

Ford is not the only organization that has recognized the changes that are taking place and positioned itself to adapt to those changes. Today, more and more organizations are becoming forward-thinking firms that are beginning to go after emerging opportunities for the purpose of best positioning themselves for the near-term.

Innovation (for the majority of organizations) will likely involve the expanded collaboration, development and cross-application of emerging technologies and the changing of their best practices to become more operationally efficient, fully engage their staff, increase services for their customers and position themselves for the next few years.

The business world is rapidly evolving. Some have gone as far as to call the period looking us squarely in the face as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Let’s face it, we entered a period of unprecedented change. Many things are coming together to create a period of disruptive change that will impact all of us. Organizations are responding to accelerating digital transformation, continued commoditization, emerging …

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