Change is a simple process that replaces the old with something new. As simple as change is to define, it is extremely difficult to execute. This is because change occurs within the construct of an established ecosystem that is rooted in how the brain questions and challenges new ideas. Humanity’s evolutionary success has been based on balancing the need for change with prosperity of stability. Yet people are reluctant to leave what they know behind, and with good reason. Our ancestors’ survival was based on the ability to procure food and shelter. Long term endurance often meant developing survival skills, changing habitats, and living off the land.
Most higher education institutions are operating finance, human resources, and student systems that are nearing 20 years old if not older. With legacy applications patched together as is typical in most colleges and universities, leaders recognize the challenge in keeping...Read More