They say death and taxes are the only certainties, but there's another.
Sometimes it's slow, sometimes it arrives so quickly nobody sees it coming.
Sometimes it takes a while to be recognised, and it often causes huge disruptions.
There are those who embrace change, but, for others, it's a monster.
Whatever our attitude, it will keep on happening.
The speed of change has increased dramatically in recent decades, and there is little reason to suspect the acceleration won't continue.
For businesses and, indeed, for working people, it's very much a matter of being prepared to be flexible and adapt or falling by the wayside.
Hopefully, young people fully understand this, having grown up in a period of enormous change.
Preparedness to change, within jobs and by switching jobs, will be necessary for them, as will willingness to keep learning.
All of this is without yet mentioning the seismic changes which can be forced by crises.
The big changes in the Tasmanian jobs market since the coronavirus crash started in March 2020 are a good illustration.
Job numbers in total have actually risen a bit, but employment in some industries has been crunched and, in some, might never return to previous levels.
Other industries have supersized employment, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures based on payrolls.
For example, jobs increased by 7.8 per cent March to March in administrative and support services, and fell by 10.8 per cent in information media and telecommunications.
There were dramatic shifts - up and down - in many other sectors.
The place doesn't stand still for long, and nor can we.
As the state election approaches, it is worth pondering whether the parties are giving enough thought to managing change, and making the most of the opportunities it brings.