It is that time of year….the Eurovision Song Contest. I write this as I am trying to avoid watching any of it. But before I could change channel I found some interesting elements in the opening preamble. There was lots of discussion about how to vote through text or app, although for some reason this was not possible in the UK.
Why was this interesting? Well for me it highlighted that the old and new can and should be brought together. The Eurovision contest has been around for many years following a tried and tested format. Social media, apps, digital etc is all new and a more recent addition to modern life.
Bringing the two together, the old and new, is something we are all trying to do on a daily basis. It is part of how we evolve and improve life. The arrival of social media and the development of technology have opened new avenues and given us more opportunities. If we fail to look for ways of blending old and new we are going to be left behind and condemned to the history books.
Everything needs to be reviewed to make sure it is fit for purpose. Whether it is work policies or procedures or how we operate in our daily lives, keeping up-to-date is important for us all.
So regardless of who wins the Eurovision Song Contest we can see its future will be in grasping new developments in modern life. That is something we all should be doing.