A a partner at my firm said someing that surprised me today:
“That is a lot of change.”.
Putting things in perspective, this partner, like many at my firm, is very capable with technology.
We have some major IT projects happening this year at my firm. Hardware, software, training. These along with regular additions of new lateral hires, minor renovations to add more places for people to work, new students, new legislation, new governments, and as Yul Brynner would say, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
How much change is TOO much? Is there a maximum capacity for learning new things in a fixed period of time? Does this change as a person ages?
My family suggests that there are too many factors that would impact these questions. Factors like aptitude, the particular skills that a person brings to the task, how complex the change is, and so forth. The teenagers in my house say that age (meaning oldies like their parental units) is definitely a factor. The Mireau suggests that capacity for learning is something that can be personally incubated.
What do you think?