by Ron Chapman
The world is undergoing tremendous changes today and a lot of elements are bringing about this transition. The workplace especially reflects this change. Here change is a constant, but never occurring so quickly or devastating as today.
Before the Industrial Revolution, the world was populated by craftsman. Individuals who manufactured products entirely with their own hands applying years of knowledge, training, and talent. It began with the Medieval Guild system where young men entered the work place as Journeymen, then struggled to become Apprentices, before finally being accepted into the ranks of a Master Craftsman.