Looking to The Future

Word from the Editor in Chief

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As we settle into the New Year, we focus on fresh resolutions. We vow to make changes in order to better ourselves and our lives. Whether it’s losing weight, quitting bad habits, making time for a hobby or even taking on more responsibility at work, there are many reasons why we come to the conclusion that we should implement these goals. Eventually, though, some of these changes are too drastic or difficult — or even scary, sometimes — and they end up falling through or fading out.Editor

The new year brings change, which isn’t always easy, and sometimes it can be hard to get motivated to embrace something new and different. Doing things “the way they’ve always been done” feels so much more simple and comfortable in many cases. Change can be good for us though, and sometimes even necessary.

Rather than shy away from change, the articles in this edition encourage you to embrace it. Why? Because that change can make you competitive both in and out of the work place. It can improve a previously lengthy or complicated process. In some cases, it can save you and the company money and time by increasing efficiency. Other times, change is simply the only option to stay afloat during a challenge in your life or in the industry.

Stepping out of your comfort zone can prove to be very rewarding.