People misunderstand progress. Revolutions do not start by waving a magic wand, eradicating anything that came before.
Political or technological: revolutions always start with breaking things. A successful revolution is only determined by the ability to re-assemble the pieces. Revolutions establish a new status quo.
Being Swiss and living in the stereotypically punctual country of Germany, abiding by schedules seems to be an imperative. My work-life revolves entirely around creating project plans and deadlines–and shaming employees unwilling to meet them.