The Paradigm Shift

“Raplexity”

This is the direction in which the world seems to be moving, almost imperceptibly but quite unmistakably. This is the paradigm shift which is being increasingly talked about now in mainstream business forums. The list below will facilitate translating these basic trends into meaningful implications at the micro-level, for managers:

  I • quantitative transience “raplexity”
    • qualitative revolutions:agricultural → industrial → technologicalinformation – – → consciousness
 II • world view mechanistic → holistic – – → holographic
     • concept of man economic → social → humanistic →holistic – – → transpersonal
     • values competitive – – → cooperative
     • thinking analytic → creative – – → intuitive
     • living survival – – → resonance
III • concept of wealth land → cattle → money →information – – → consciousness
     • role of business power-driven → purpose-driven – – →planetary
     • organizational culture power → role → achievement – – → supportpurse/person – – → vision
    • management style control and aggression (threat/stress)caring and connection (trust/energy)
    • role of manager problem-solving – – → leadershipfear of losing – – → joy of doing

The constant change that is going on around you is both quantitative and qualitative. The magnitude and pace of quantitative change is so great that it has been described as “raplexity,” meaning a combination of rapidity and complexity. The nature ...

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