There is no doubt that we are transitioning into a new paradigm.
Since the Middle Ages primarily Newtonian science and Cartesian philosophy introduced the machine metaphor.
The universe and everything in it, physical, biological or social, could be understood as clock-like mechanisms made up of separable parts with clear linear laws of cause and effect. That metaphor has dominated thinking in the whole of western society, and increasingly the rest of the world, to an extent few fully realize. The signals are everywhere that the paradigm is to some extend not serving us less, but even getting in our way.
We have reached the limits of our mechanistic worldview. Our worldview is shifting
◦ from the world is a machine to the world is a living system
◦ from separateness to everything is connected
◦ from external to internal authority
◦ from centralized to centric power (self/organizing)
If we do not deeply understand this shift and its implications for organisations and society, we will loose our rights to a sustainable future. With diversity and complexity speeding up in a never ending spiral, we need our full innovative potential and capabilities to not just survive, but evolve consciously to the next level, Transform, Align and Perform. In support of new life conditions.
Change is the "constant"