Audi headlights are causing a stir here in the US.
Not because the light is more refined and provides less glare to oncoming traffic, but because regulators have to figure out new technology before they can make rules.
(There is either less regulation in Europe or they are better at this change thing- the lights are OK there).
And so we have our Fast Change Around Us for the Week.
From the article, “It’s hard for government to compete for the best engineering, technical, and legal talent when there are no lofty salaries or stock options, only good medical plans. “
Some changes, in fact many of the fast changes I have written about, are entirely welcome. Except, apparently to those who have to figure out the improvement.
Look around, day and night, at the cars you see.
There are some awesome headlights out there!
They have all the loopty-doo snakey LED things going on. They have that cool blue color. They have half the footprint with twice the power. They are inconspicuous and more functional.
They have really changed since the days of buggy round boring lights.
Another thing about headlights… When was the last time you actually used high beams?
And remember stepping on that little button on the floor to turn on the high beams (seriously dated myself there)?
So think of this behavior change: We used to be very careful about clicking the high beams, afraid we might blind someone coming around the corner. Now we get regular headlights that are nice to those coming our way and serve the purpose of a permanent high beam. Or we would if the regulators could figure this out…
Which brings me to an organizational tie to change. How many times are there organizational changes that require leadership to catch up to the change?