Uncertainty is the only constant

The Social Age is about constant change: the evolving nature of work, a changed relationship with knowledge, agile technology and the blurring of the space between formal and informal spaces. This is not a period of transition between stable states: change is the norm and will only accelerate.

Uncertainty and change

Uncertainty is the new norm: whilst the ecosystem changes and the very nature of work evolves, we need to be agile, supported by communities and social collaborative technology

And change leads to uncertainty: uncertainty as formal hierarchies collapse and the traditional corners in which we’ve been able to hide disappear. The walls that surround us are shifting, as is the ground under our feet.

Our reputation in the Social Age is founded upon our ability to create meaning, our ability to ride the waves of change, and we do that within our communities. Our communities, both formal and social, make us stronger. We share values, we edit and refine our stories, we create momentum for change.

As the ecosystem changes, it’s our ability to co-create meaning within our communities that lets us thrive. When uncertainty is the only constant, only the agile will survive and thrive.

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About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.
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5 Responses to Uncertainty is the only constant

  1. theidealabasm says:

    Reblogged this on The Idea Lab and commented:
    What do you think about the progression of society?

    In a society where everything is constantly changing, is anything that we know relevant in the long run? If it is true that uncertainty is the only thing that is constant, then how can we be certain that anything that we learn in true?

    The reason I picked this article to share is that I saw that it highlighted the importance of COMMUNITY. Creating a strong community can be a place for certainty in an uncertain society. If we work together towards a common goal, maybe we will be able to understand change more fully. We must share out knowledge to obtain a common conclusion, but it may not be as easy as it sounds. Be open to new ideas and to new people, and work with them to create a strong community. We are the future of the world- our ability to work together towards a better goal will determine the future of our planet. We must not be pulled apart by social, economic, or religious differences. We must all embrace our individuality and acknowledge that we are not always right and that, if we want to move forward, sometime we have to step back and let others take a leap.

    Just a thought!

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