When I started school in 1967 New Zealand decimal currency also started. I didn’t have to learn how to convert the old currency to the new. All maths was simple.
However for those that were having to change this must have had a different experience.
Later on the transition from miles per gallon was handled with care. Speedos in cars used to have both to allow us to learn and accept the change.
However the cars were the same , time and distance were now being measured differently but an hour was still 60 minutes.
I dont’t remember how long this transition took but I think it is necessary when changes occur to allow creatures of habit that we are to adapt and learn.
In a similar way I have arrived at Toastmasters and things are in change. Whilst these changes are occurring it is the fundamentals that we need to keep in mind.
How Pathways happens, how one works through workbooks , how one requests a speech, how one interacts. But the roles are the same, the methods of preparing unchanged, what ever the measures going on we are still the same.
Sometimes in states of flux we may get a bit flustered along the way.
Luckily as we are creatures of habit. All the precision and methods of conducting a meeting, the structure, the roles, the feedback, are unchanged.
Slowly over time we are just doing it with these new methods.
Its all the same but different.
This post was swayed somewhat as I was thinking of what things I would miss with just a virtual meeting . Being humans we may try to sell ourselves a digital way of providing real ness .
I’m a little afraid of what other changes may be coming in the future.
But maybe take some assurance that the rules of engagement are truly the same.