they are a-changin’

It’s time to resurrect an old character from my IT Skeptic blog, the troubadour Rambling Kid Realitsm [bonus points for those who can spot the classic comedy reference], who has changed his name to Rambling Sid Open-o, to bring back his old hit, “Changin'”

Come gather ’round bosses

Wherever your throne

And admit that the cultures

Around you have grown

And accept it that soon

You’ll be standing alone

If your job to you is worth savin’

You better start swimmin’

Or you’ll sink like a stone

Your stakeholders they are a-changin’


Come governors, leaders

Please heed the call

Don’t stay in the boardrooms

Don’t block up the work

For he that gets fired

Will be he who has stalled

The VUCA outside ragin’

Will soon shake your planning

And rattle your goals

Working ways they are a-changin’


Come managers, executives

Throughout the land

And don’t criticise

What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

Your old way is rapidly agin’

Please get out of the new one

If you can’t share command

Generations they are a-changin’

(and they’re not gonna take your shit any mo-o-o-ore)


The line can’t be drawn

Predictability past

The agile one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Is all we can ask

The order is rapidly fadin’

The efficient one now

Will later be last

Business goals they are a-changin’


Agility beats efficiency, agility beats efficiency,  agility beats efficiency… [fade]



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