Aanpassing Uitdagings vs. Tegniese Uitgadings

Vanoggend het Caryn Edwards van TomorrowToday Insights hierdie waardevolle gedagtes weer by my tuisgebring en in herinnering geroep.

Wanneer na oplossings gesoek word vir probleme moet daar vanuit die staanspoor vasgestel word of daar met ‘n aanpassing of tegniese probleem geworstel word.

‘n Tegniese probleem kan staatmaat op ondervinding en gevalle studies van die verlede. Die goeie ou dae se wysheid.

‘n Aanpassing probleem vra egter nuwe denke. Nuwe denke, waar die ervarings en gevalle studies van die verlede juis doelbewus agtergelaat moet word om goed te kan aanpas by veranderende omstandighede. Ou oplossings gaan nie help met nuwe probleme nie.

Keith Coats haal Peter Drucker aan: “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”

Ek stem saam met Coats en Drucker dat nuwe denke bedink moet word vir nuwe uitdagings. Dat vir ons om aanpasbare of aanpassings leiers te wees, sal ons moet aanhou om voelers uit te steek na nuwe dinge, gedagtes en ervarings om sodoende heeltyd kreatief met die hedendaagse uitdagings om te gaan en nie nuwe probleme met ou oplossings te wil aanpak nie. Dit gaan nie werk nie.

Kreatief. Innoverend. Aanpasbaar. Vloeibaar. Uitdagend. Dapper. Dit is deel van more.

State of the Bible according to Generations

Die afgelope week het die Amerikaanse Bybelgenootskap hulle nuutste navorsing bekend gemaak. The State of the Bible.

Een hoofstuk gaan interessant genoeg oor die verskillende generasies se verhouding met die Bybel.

Ek haal graag ‘n paar dele aan wat ‘n prentjie help skets oor die Amerikaanse gebruik van die Bybel wat verseker binnekort ook die Suid-Afrikaanse gebruik van die Bybel sal weërspieël.

“If our churches and ministries are led by older people who critisize younger people for being youthful, they’re in trouble.”

“We see many Millennials using their distinctly Millennial traits to serve the church effectively, and we anticipate similar contributions from GenZ in the decades to come.”

InterGen “offers us unprecedented opportunity to foster relationships between people of very different ages at a scale never seen before.”

“While Generations X, Y, and Z all show a decrease from the two oldest groups, it’s usually the Millennials who score the lowest on Church attendance.”

“Generation Z faces higher levels of stress than older generations.”

“Across the board, females were more likely to report high anxiety than were males.”

Anxiety:

1/3 GenZ experience high levels of anxiety.

1/4 Millennials experience high levels of anxiety.

1/5 GenX experience high levels of anxiety.

Depression:

1/4 GenZ have high depression symptoms

1/8 Millennials have high depression symptoms

1/10 GenX have high depressions symptoms

Q: Is hierdie generasionele vlakke van angs en depressie moontlik gelink aan blootstelling tot verskillende vorme van sosiale media?

“Research shows that GenZ is facing a mental health crisis, with stress, and depression far beyond the norm…a mental health crisis and rise in loneliness in the U.S. that disproportionally affects young adults…Protecting the mental health of young people is regarded as a national emergency.”

“The mental health crisis can be viewed as a ministry mandate for churches and Christian ministries, for individual believers and families of everyone in GenZ, but especially for GenZ women. What can we do to alleviate these alarming levels of stress, anxiety, and depression?”

“People who read the Bible regularly and apply it to their lives report fewer symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression. This is true throughout the survey data, and especially among GenZ women.”

“It might surprise you that more than one in five Elders (22%) are divorced or separated, along with one in four Boomers (25%)…Overall, fewer than half of American adults are married (47%).”

“Denominations with a strong cultural heritage enjoy the loyalty of older members, but may need to cultivate relationships in younger generations.”

“Each new generation, from Elders to Millennials, shows a decline in religious commitment and Scripture engagement…But one factor continues to create hope: Curiosity…GenZ leads the way in curiosity. Three of four indicate some level of curiosity about the Bible or Jesus.”

As Sasha Johfre puts is: “…bringing people together across generational divides can introduce new ideas and encourage new levels of empathy in interpersonal relationships and groups.”

Gaan gerus na https://sotb.research.bible om die navorsing af te laai.

PDF: https://1s712.americanbible.org/state-of-the-bible/stateofthebible/State_of_the_bible-2022.pdf

‘n Blik op die toekoms van werk

Hier is ‘n vraag…

 

Wat sal (vul jou beroep hier in):

  • werk (projekte, temas, probleme wat opgelos moet word)
  • dra (kleredrag, indien enige)
  • leer (kennis, vaardighede en waardes)

in 5 jaar van vandag?

 

Om op die voorpunt van jou veld te bly beteken nie om jouself te meet aan vandag se standaarde nie (soos baie van ons ongelukkig doen).

Dit is om die toekoms in te kyk.

 

So,

  1. Waarin is jou beroep besig om te verander?
  2. Wat gaan mense in die toekoms doen wat jy van sal moet leer en verstaan?

Dan,

  • Wat kan jy nou al leer en doen om te verseker dat die oorgang in die toekoms in gladder verloor vir jou beroep of loopbaan?

 

Op die einde van die dag is nie vraag: Wat gaan jy daaromtrent doen? Want of ons gereed daarvoor is of nie, die toekoms sal ons vind.

 

So gaan voort, laat jou verbeelding gaan oor wie, wat en waar jy in 5jaar kan wees.