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Pace of Change Increases

December 23, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the pace of change increases.

The wheel keeps on turning. The pace of innovation keeps increasing. How do we keep up in a world of change? Change needs to become the norm. Now, we’re not in the only period of change. People are concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence, we’ve talked about it in the McBride Attorneys blog, and we’ve talked about it at McBride for Business, the changing environment that we’re in and what we’re doing.

The world around us is changing. It’s not the first time in history where we’ve faced this. But what we need to be realistic about is the fact that change is now part of the world. What I find so interesting, is when I’m at conferences or events or I’m having discussions with business owners like you, what people talk about is what is the future of business? What will businesses look like over time? What will the automotive industry look like in the future? That will be in one of my upcoming books. What will major retailers, Amazon, Walmart, others, how will their business model evolve as change happens?

But for each of us, we need to be realistic about change. The world around us is evolving. How are we evolving to match it? How are we going to meet that need? There’s long been talk about software programmers building software that’s going to match the processing power which is anticipated, based on Moore’s law and the anticipated growth of processing technology. What are we doing to match our business plan with the anticipated future and pace of change?

And for organizations, we need to have employees that are willing to change and are evolutionary. Many employees want to stay in a status quo. They want to do what they’ve done in the past, what’s in their comfort zone, what is repeatable because it’s predictable. But we’re no longer in that world.

Computers can largely do most of the things that you or I would do that are repeatable. So if it’s repeatable, a machine can do it. If it’s a repeatable process, a machine can do it, a computer can do it. But we’d see the connections the computers can’t see. We’d do the things the computers can’t do and that is our tremendous value. So we need to be seeing the change, seeing the evolution and guiding the technology where it needs to go. That’s where the true value added is.

Change needs to be part of everything we’re doing because the world around us is changing and we need to be realistic about it. It’s a new and evolving world, new information, new technology, new systems and what we’re doing today will not be what we’re doing 10 years from now. We’ve got to be realistic about that, we’ve got to build teams that embrace change.

If you’re a business owner, running a successful private business, subscribe to the McBride for Business YouTube channel, join our blogs over at and McBride Attorneys. Let me know how I can help you. I would love to come to your next conference or event, recommend me to the organizer. I’ll come, I’ll speak with you, I’ll do workshops, we’ll do whatever we need to do to get your teams ready for a change. Take the tools back to help evolve your businesses and take them to the next level.

Change is coming, we need to build a culture of engagement starting with The 3 Laws of Empowerment I talk about at and moving into dealing with change. Hope to see you on my other videos, like my channels, go over to R Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences, interact with me. I’m looking forward to seeing you in person very soon. I’m R. Shawn McBride, I’ll sign off but I’ll talk to you again very soon.

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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