Clash of Culture
Mary experienced a clash of cultures when asked NOT to bring her laptop into a seminar. I will use her commments at my next presentation to Catholic church administrators who are mainly 50-65 years of age. As far as I can see, these bureacrasts just don’t get it. They can’t get it. They just are blind to this new culture, new way of being in space and time. I reacted positively to Mary’s bad situation because it helps me plan. It confirms my analysis that the current bureaucracy cannot imagine new ways for churches to lead because they cannot see the context around them. My plans are based on the fact that such blind leadership is soon to end. Its time is limited to no more than 10 years. The new generation is already doing things differently and that’s where the future is being defined. I dodge and do not support the one and energetically facilitate the other.