We are living in an era of transformation, change which by definition
contains many endings. Endings, whilst also allowing beginnings,
tend to produce pain; so the natural inclination of human beings is
to resist such change and seek to stay with what they know even if logic
suggests that this would not be the best course of action. Some
would say that the pace of change is itself accelerating.
This may or may not be true but certainly the pace of change in the
way we communicate is increasing.
Globally, man's ability to exploit Nature without limits is ending,
and our political and economic systems cannot guarantee either a satisfactory
nature of social support or justice. The age of hierarchies is
ending and we are entering a time of networks.
of us are reminded from time to time that our relationships are unfulfilling
-- there is an increasing need for personal acknowledgement in a society
that is tending to iron out what makes us feel individual. The
ability to build relationships is key to successful management but very
little time is given to this skill At the same time, our culture
is just beginning to learn to express emotion.