Inertia is the name for the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest unless acted upon by a force. If there were ever a year in recent times that demonstrated the impact of inertia on businesses, 2020 would be it.
The end of 2020 and the start of a new year is a good time to reflect and ask some questions as we move forward.
What have we learned about managing sudden and unforeseen change? How well prepared are we for the unexpected? What is our adaptability skill set both professionally and personally? Where in all our forecasting, planning and SWOT analysis did we get it totally wrong?
When we ask these questions, what we are really doing is examining the impact of inertia in the organizations we work for as well as in our own personal careers.