Navigating the Power Shift: How Technology is Reshaping the Worlds of Education, Nonprofits and Business

Do you feel the shift?  The Power Shift? In the past, Information has been owned by the few. But technology has transferred knowledge to the many and it has changed the game. Students now learn from sources anywhere/anytime; grass-roots citizens have a greater role in shaping public policy; and, consumers are driving products and services like never before.  As a result, we all need to reassess, adapt, and develop new strategies for success.  We all are faced with a new learning agenda.  What has been your experience?  Has technology, for example, given you more control or less control in your work...in your life?

 

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I feel so fortunate to be alive during this time of change. Technology has opened up new ideas and frontiers. But I find like many of you in this discussion, it can be daunting. The pace of change is accelerating. Forget about staying ahead of it, just not being left behind requires constant attention. So I approach technology with both excitement for the new opportunities, and "not another darn thing" for the constant time it requires. But now more than ever for those of us who work in organizations where one's "value" is constantly under the microscope, adaption to technology and the new world that it has ushered in is one that we must embrace. Or we risk going the way of the dinosaurs...

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