In this new era of complexities and uncertainties, identifying the most disruptive drivers of change (also known as game-changers) has become a critical and demanding task for all kind and size of organizations. Game-changers have the potential of radically change and transform the way we live, work and behave.

Game-changers are new disruptive forces —in every industry or geography— that emerge to undermine and replace the current reigning paradigms.

Most game-changers appear as a result of different interactions between multiple factors. For example, the widespread adoption of the internet and the massive use of smartphones has become a remarkable game-changer which has had a profound effect on both lifestyles and workstyles during the past decade.

Game-Changers Smartphones

Smartphones effect on people shown on the crowd in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Credit: AP.

In today's world, change is the new normal. Across all industries and geographies, new game-changers are appearing to disrupt the “established order”. In some cases, this change is incremental and slow; in others, it is radical and immediate. But all change brings with it new challenges and opportunities.