Globalization has leveled playing fields and revolutionized power structures. In technology, the convergence of digital, social, and mobile innovations has altered the way we communicate on every level. In business, a technology-fueled data explosion has changed the way leaders make decisions. Keeping up with all of the changes requires conscious effort, and companies should map out their future before beginning change initiatives. These plans should detail the emotional and psychological barriers to change and create a change management model that acknowledge the inherent difficulties of any transition.