“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes”. This quote from Hugh Prather relates to what we are seeing today. The past week events only show the need for a shift in the way companies, governments and even individuals operate. Just days after reports of malpractice appeared on social media, CHASE BANK was put under receivership tarnishing the lives of many Kenyans in the process.
The same week saw the Prime Minister of Iceland stepping down after protests over the Panama Papers revelations. The many scandals witnessed every single day in all corners of the world confirm that we are living in different times. The world is becoming more TRANSPARENT than ever before. I believe this is just the beginning and more is to come. Thanks to the internet, SECRETS and UNDER THE CARPET DEALS are being brought to light. Just like Noah’s time when floods cleaned up the old society and prepared people to a new society, in our time; the INTERNET is cleaning the old system and forcing people to adapt to the new system of doing things.
In this new system, in this new society, virtues such us honesty, integrity, authenticity and transparency are not just mere words; they are the difference between survival and extinction. It’s upon individuals, the corporate world and governments to willingly change how they do things otherwise they will be forced to change.