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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

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To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

What's Changing? - Change

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Please see below selected recent change-related content about change itself.

 

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June 2019

  • BCG believes there is a gap between where most organisations are today and where they will need to be to succeed in the coming decades. The companies that win in the 2020s will be designed to constantly learn and adapt to changing realities, combine artificial and human intelligence in new ways, and harness the benefits of broader business ecosystems. Reaching this necessary future state will require a fundamental transformation. This change effort will be challenging. Many businesses have deeply entrenched operating systems that are predicated on hierarchy and human decision making. They will need to redesign their internal processes and build new capabilities and business models. Furthermore, this will not be a one-time change effort: the dynamic nature of business will require organisations to build capabilities for ongoing large-scale change to keep up with evolving technology and competition.

 

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June-July 2018

  • In Mind Set!, futurist John Naisbitt (author of Megatrends), advocates 11 mindsets, the first of which seems to give the lie to the hoary, ancient aphorism (pace Heraclitus), trotted out by the unthinking on a regular basis, that "change is the only constant".
  • For example, mindset 1 is, while many things remain change, most things remain constant. Key ideas:
    • The seasons still -for many, though obviously for many fewer than before - determine the rhythm of life.
    • More things are like men's fashions than women's fashions - i.e. relatively unchanging.
    • More than 90% of new product launches are unsuccessful, suggesting that most consumers feel that they are doing just fine with what they have.
    • Home, family and work are - for many - great constants.
  • Naisbitt concludes, perhaps convincingly, that "most of us are not hunting for news and change, but for orientation into the future, for clarity in a confusing world".

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