Leading into the Future IX: Fragmented and Inconsistent Images

Leading into the Future IX: Fragmented and Inconsistent Images

Tom Peter wrote many years ago about a manufacturing firm that can change its product line every four hours with the assistance of computers and robotics. This is now commonplace – and 3-D production of products makes the change-interval even shorter. Nothing remains the same for long and what does remain must reside alongside things that are very old, very new or short-lived. While the United States is no longer the dominant country in our 21st Century world – and the American Century is far behind us–the rest of the world still often follows hesitantly in the footsteps of the United States—especially American culture. We therefore can now welcome the rest of the world to the postmodern world of fragmentation and inconsistency. VUCA-Plus is alive and well!



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William BergquistWilliam Bergquist, Ph.D. An international coach and consultant in the fields of psychology, management and public administration, author of more than 50 books, and president of a psychology institute. Dr. Bergquist consults on and writes about personal, group, organizational and societal transitions and transformations. His published work ranges from the personal transitions of men and women in their 50s and the struggles of men and women in recovering from strokes to the experiences of freedom among the men and women of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Bergquist has focused on the processes of organizational coaching. He is coauthor with Agnes Mura of coachbook, co-founder of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and co-founder of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations.

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