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Ask Bartercard Talk About Dealing With Change & Embracing New Ideas

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 9:11PM
By Beckie Wright
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Progress is impossible without change, whatever your industry or objectives. Without learning to move with the times and responding to feedback, your small business may not have a viable future. In Bartercard’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Small Business Owners eBook, you’ll find everything you need to stay focused, relevant, and aligned to your goals by helping you develop the habits you need to succeed.

Effective business leaders always have one foot in the future, planning ahead and preparing to make changes to secure the best possible results. Embracing change is an important habit for anyone who leads a business. If you’re a newcomer to your industry, it's vital to stay abreast of trends. Technology, especially in media-based and consumer product industries, changes quickly, which means that one day you're in, and the the next day you're utterly irrelevant.

One of the growing pains of modern workplaces is incorporating changing technology into a business to save cost and increase productivity. The biggest challenge for organisations is convincing staff to adopt new technology. There is no shortcut or easy solution, but there is a better way to manage this type of change.

Everyone handles change in their own way and different age groups have different attitudes to technology. Some people will adapt to change faster and those ‘early adopters’ can be encouraged to act as champions of change or teachers, helping those in the team who might need more time or support to be comfortable with new software or new systems.

Technology can do so much to make our lives easier, but the process of learning new technology can still be daunting. To ensure team members are bought in, help them understand the decision to implement new technology. Identify the limitations or problems in the current processes, and help them see how technology could solve those problems and make their job run smoother.

Although fear is normal in the face of change, we can’t let fear stop us from making a good decision. Ultimately, technology will make their job easier and allow them to be more productive, but employees may need help to see past any perceived short-term pain to the long-term vision, so for more information on business to business networking, building business relationships and business relationships please visit the website at http://askbartercard.co.nz .