Now, that night that the century changed, with the fear that the Millennium Bug would paralyze the world, seems a very long time ago. The fact then that this risk of failed technological control turned out to be exaggerated and that even the energy crises of the I 970s were apparently overcome, plus the hope (which soon became a certainty) of being able to live without wars, had created a sort of menta! shield: the fear that something truly serious could happen in the world was so attenuated that we all felt much safer than we should have.
Globalization has pushed the world to delocalize main offices without thinking beyond the immediate economic profits that then resulted; for too many people, talk was only about respecting eco-sustainable development but too few really practiced it and now, with a pandemic and an unexpected war to contend with, people are understanding how certain behaviors were based on strategies that seemed eternal but really were not. The tape is rapidly rewinding: re-shoring, the economic phenomenon that consists in returning to home base for those companies that had previously delocalized, is galloping. Ali those who just paid lip service to change, according to which everything should change so that nothing changed, are now understanding that the need for re.al change is dramatically in front of us.
The butterfly effect of the speed of implementation of technological innovations, the growing need caused by climatic scenarios, the behavioral changes of socio-political and economic players, are overturning certainties that globalization seems to have wrought: the reckless price increase for energy impacts the production of goods and transportation, the supply chain is disrupted since each depends on others to complete its production cycle, etc. That’s why the time has come to really change, applying a strategic use of the network, more effective communication, an increase in digitalization and financial algorithms… all complex worlds that require specific knowhow and a high level of professionalism.