When Markets Change, Change Your Marketability: Trainer and Therapist Jean Campbell Shows Us How It's Done
Change is disruptive. It unseats the familiar, and can easily trigger a sense of psychological threat that sets off the stress response, shutting down our cognitive capacities to think things through and make reasoned judgments. Two super-charged realities of 21st century life - globalization and rapid advances in technology –connect us to complex systems we neither understand nor control. For anyone old enough to remember rotary phones, 8-track tapes and the meaning of “don’t touch that dial” the economic shifts that result from technological disruption are a mix of interesting surprises and nasty shocks. In the pre-remote-control, pre-Skype, computers-are-for-scientists, things-actually-take-time era, the comfort, convenience, and control today’s technology provides is remarkable and welcome. At the same time, we may experience severe and random upsets as we discover how difficult it can be to adapt and succeed within a new and evolving paradigm.