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Leadership and Context to Create the New Technological Society

Blair, Garry and Pagano, rosane (2020) Leadership and Context to Create the New Technological Society. Journal of Innovative Research in Education & Management, 4 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 2456-785X


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Technological advances have been instrumental in creating a new form of society, where developments have led to the creation of new products and mechanisms, precipitating a revolution of all aspects of personal and professional life. Every sector has seen changes in service and product delivery with improvements and paradigm change being prevalent. The advent of disruptive technologies have caused major shifts in social, political and economic life. The recent global pandemic exemplifies the revolution in communications, where socialisation, commerce and professional activities, including teaching and government, could continue despite severe restrictions on the movements of most of the global population [1]. The 'new normal' was virtual, via standard, widely available technologies. This entails the use of systems thinking to develop new knowledge via artificial intelligence, analysis of big data to enhance understanding, formation of virtual teams to deliver societal outcomes, agile techniques to organise innovation and transformational leadership to stimulate the requisite changes. Research to identify and create these changes has been critical in global developments to date. This paper uses a review of a broad range of literature to consider the key requirements for leadership and environmental context to develop and sustain the new technological society. The objective is to try to provide a summary of some of the critical elements needed to further the 'new world order'. This will provide a basis for further debate and questions concerning leadership and the use of resources in the next iteration of the technological society.

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