A survival tool
on the waves of change
A support in a fluid environment
A flexible platform made from readily available components
We can no longer deny that
things are changing rapidly, that the pace of change is accelerating, and that
the effects of change are
becoming more severe. How we handle the changes we can no longer avoid,
both positive and negative, is one of the most important decisions we
site suggests ideas you can use to prepare for change, at home, in your
company and in your community. It also provides an opportunity for
others who are thinking about the impacts of change to add their
comments, ideas and suggestions ...
At Work Raft we believe that
denial is no longer an option and that we must take action. Any plans
we make must be simple, focused and easy to change. We need to build
flexibility into everything we do so there is always an alternative. And
we need strong communities, both where we work and where we live.
flexibility and community are the planks we build our Raft from. But
it probably won't be easy: after all, we can't overcome
our challenges with the thinking that created them (to paraphrase
Einstein). New ideas and approaches will be necessary: some are linked
from this web site and some are still being developed.
But none of us has all the answers: your
ideas and contributions are also welcomed. Comments can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org and will
be added to our
Work Raft does not seek
to replace standard civil defence procedures: it endeavours to
complement such measures by reducing the immediate impact of rapid
change and its future implications.
The actions we take today might in
time reduce the likelihood of rapid change but it's become more
important to manage and prepare for the change that is already underway.
Ph: +64 (0)27 494 0700
Box 60-469, Titirangi, Auckland 0642, New Zealand
The Future always comes too fast, and in the wrong
order –- Alvin Toffler
If we always do what we always did, we'll always get what
we always got - if we're lucky! -- Dr Lyle Sussman
We live in a white water world ... not only is change
increasing, but the pace and impact of this change is increasing
-- Robert Holden
Imagine a wall of water, cascading
through your computer room... It's happened before -- to America's
taxmen! Read what happened
We really are
surfing in a White Water World ... How can we avoid the wipeout?
How can we maintain our direction in a changing